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Staff Scientist Salary with Molecular Biology skills

Median pay for Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills is around $75K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills (56 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,630 - $103,761
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,692
10%
50%
90%

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$14.73 - $50.09
(Median)
$15
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,630 - $103,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,332  
Profit Sharing
$2,072 - $7,753  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,878 - $109,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $50.09  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,332  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,072 - $7,753  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$46,878 - $109,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Scientist with Molecular Biology skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $62K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $93K on average.

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Experience Affects Staff Scientist with Molecular Biology skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%