The average salary for an Entry-Level Molecular Biologist is $56,498.
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Job Description for Molecular Biologist
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
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 Molecular Biology and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include PCR Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Molecular Biologist
An early career Molecular Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,484 based on 122 salaries. A mid-career Molecular Biologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,835 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Molecular Biologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,582 based on 52 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,387.
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