$50,624
Avg. Salary
$21.36
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Research Associate, Molecular Biology is $21.36 per hour.

The average pay for a Research Associate, Molecular Biology is $50,624 per year.

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$0$71K
Salary $37,022 - $71,649
Bonus $706 - $7,098
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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$35,961 - $71,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 540
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $15.85 - $30.89
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $23.49 - $48.08
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $706 - $7,098
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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$35,961 - $71,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 136

Job Description for Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Most of the time, research associates in molecular biology work at laboratories on the campuses of universities or colleges. However, they may also work for other industries, such as pharmaceutical companies. Together with tenured researchers, they coauthor research reports. They work on various clinical trial studies. They may be involved in subject recruitment and interviewing subjects. They enroll eligible subjects. They attend community events in an effort to find participants from the community that are suitable as research subjects for their studies. They screen prospective research subjects.

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Research Associate, Molecular Biology Tasks
  • Conduct laboratory experiments according to established procedures.
  • Maintain lab equipment and ensure that inventory is accurately recorded.
  • Record experimental results accurately and consistently.
  • Anticipate and resolve issues encountered during experimental procedures.

Research Associate, Molecular Biology Pay By Employer

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$50,000

Research Associate, Molecular Biology Job Listings

Popular Skills for Research Associate, Molecular Biology


Survey results show that Molecular Biology Research Associates use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in cell culture, Molecular Biology, PCR Analysis, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Protein Purification and Western Blotting. It is often found that people who know Molecular Biology are also skilled in Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Pay by Experience for a Research Associate, Molecular Biology has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Associate, Molecular Biology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 208 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Associate, Molecular Biology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Research Associate, Molecular Biology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 33 salaries. A Research Associate, Molecular Biology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $50,100

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Molecular Biology Research Associates, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Molecular Biology Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent) and Frederick (+18 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Los Angeles and 13 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Research Associate, Molecular Biology Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Associate, Molecular Biology?

Research Associate, Molecular Biology in Columbus:
"Hard work little pay."
Pros: Self determining hours, learn new things
Cons: poor pay, and little hope of advancement

Research Associate, Molecular Biology in New Orleans:
Get more licensing and certifications.

Research Associate, Molecular Biology in Fort Collins:
Pros: Good climate.
Cons: It's expensive to live here.

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Key Stats for Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$50,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

cell culture
▲5%

National Average
$50,000


PCR Analysis
▼5%


Protein Purification
▼10%

Western Blotting
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%