Average Mid-Career Molecular Biologist Salary

$58,490
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$2,250
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Molecular Biologist is $58,490.
10%
$41k
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$58k
90%
$95k
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$41k - $95k
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$115 - $12k
Total Pay
$43k - $99k

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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 Molecular Biology, Project Management and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $56,498 based on 27 salaries. An early career Molecular Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,484 based on 122 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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Years of Experience

This data is based on 221 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
55.2%
Experienced
23.5%
Late Career
9.0%