Average Molecular Biologist with Molecular Biology Skills Salary

$61,227
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$2,500
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The average salary for a Molecular Biologist with Molecular Biology skills is $61,227.
10%
$41k
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$61k
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$94k
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$41k - $94k
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$196 - $10k
Total Pay
$38k - $94k

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Job Description for Molecular Biologist

Molecular Biologist Tasks
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Molecular Biologist

Skills in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Protein Purification are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and PCR Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Molecular Biologist

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 $62,855 based on 19 salaries. An early career Molecular Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,705 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Molecular Biologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,525 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Molecular Biologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,341 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,333.
Employees with Molecular Biologist in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (25.2% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (23.2% less), New York, New York (14.4% less) and Denver, Colorado (7.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 213 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.9%
Early Career
35.2%
Mid Career
31.0%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
4.2%