Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Molecular Biologist is $60,223
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Molecular Biologists?
An entry-level Molecular Biologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,496 based on 29 salaries. An early career Molecular Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,253 based on 109 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Molecular Biologists Do?
Molecular biologists work in a variety of settings that include hospitals, universities, independent laboratories, colleges, nonprofit companies, and government agencies. Most employers prefer that molecular biologists have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, organic chemistry, or bioengineering. However, employers may consider candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and significant experience as a molecular biologist.
Molecular biologists must be able to use …Read more
- Research, identify, and test processes to improve formulations and technologies to create products.
- Create written and oral reports to convey findings, recommendations, and safety information.
- Maintain chain of custody and proper storage for samples, performing general lab duties to meet standards.
- Use scientific equipment to characterize specimens or products.