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How much does a Molecular Biologist make in the United States?

Average Molecular Biologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Molecular Biologists earn a median hourly wage of $36.13. Hourly wages typically start from $20.07 and go up to $54.24.

Average Molecular Biologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Molecular Biologists earn a median salary of $75,150 per year. Salaries typically start from $41,740 and go up to $112,820.

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Molecular Biologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Molecular Biologist Earnings

The highest earning Molecular Biologists in the United States earn:

$54.24
an hour
$112,820
per year
Senior Molecular Biologist Earnings

Senior Molecular Biologists in the United States earn:

$43.33
an hour
$90,140
per year
Experienced Molecular Biologist Earnings

Experienced Molecular Biologists in the United States earn:

$36.13
an hour
$75,150
per year
Junior Molecular Biologist Earnings

Junior Molecular Biologists in the United States earn:

$27.48
an hour
$57,160
per year
Starting Molecular Biologist Earnings

Starting Molecular Biologists in the United States earn:

$20.07
an hour
$41,740
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Molecular Biologist salary comparison

Molecular Biologists earn more than 59% percent of Science careers. Molecular Biologist salaries are in the top 76% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Molecular Biologists in the United States

Molecular Biologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Molecular Biologist Salary in District of Columbia $44.75 $93,080 # 1
Molecular Biologist Salary in Maryland $44.53 $92,620 # 2
Molecular Biologist Salary in New Hampshire $40.61 $84,470 # 3
Molecular Biologist Salary in Illinois $40.68 $84,610 # 4
Molecular Biologist Salary in Virginia $38.24 $79,540 # 5
Molecular Biologist Salary in Connecticut $40.92 $85,110 # 6
Molecular Biologist Salary in California $39.39 $81,930 # 7
Molecular Biologist Salary in New Jersey $40.81 $84,880 # 8
Molecular Biologist Salary in Rhode Island $40.66 $84,560 # 9
Molecular Biologist Salary in Pennsylvania $34.93 $72,650 # 10
Molecular Biologist Salary in Alaska $36.85 $76,660 # 11
Molecular Biologist Salary in Mississippi $34.87 $72,530 # 12
Molecular Biologist Salary in Washington $36.06 $75,000 # 13
Molecular Biologist Salary in Florida $35.24 $73,310 # 14
Molecular Biologist Salary in Hawaii $37.35 $77,690 # 15
Molecular Biologist Salary in North Carolina $33.85 $70,400 # 16
Molecular Biologist Salary in New York $37.04 $77,040 # 17
Molecular Biologist Salary in South Carolina $35.99 $74,870 # 18
Molecular Biologist Salary in Georgia $35.27 $73,350 # 19
Molecular Biologist Salary in Louisiana $34.62 $72,020 # 20
Molecular Biologist Salary in Wisconsin $30.98 $64,430 # 21
Molecular Biologist Salary in Massachusetts $28.78 $59,860 # 22
Molecular Biologist Salary in Nebraska $34.88 $72,540 # 23
Molecular Biologist Salary in Ohio $32.95 $68,540 # 24
Molecular Biologist Salary in Kansas $33.79 $70,280 # 25
Molecular Biologist Salary in Colorado $33.68 $70,050 # 26
Molecular Biologist Salary in Michigan $35.67 $74,180 # 27
Molecular Biologist Salary in West Virginia $33.74 $70,190 # 28
Molecular Biologist Salary in Idaho $33.78 $70,260 # 29
Molecular Biologist Salary in Utah $32.85 $68,320 # 30
Molecular Biologist Salary in Nevada $33.76 $70,210 # 31
Molecular Biologist Salary in Missouri $31.91 $66,370 # 32
Molecular Biologist Salary in North Dakota $30.98 $64,440 # 33
Molecular Biologist Salary in New Mexico $30.97 $64,430 # 34
Molecular Biologist Salary in Minnesota $32.41 $67,410 # 35
Molecular Biologist Salary in Oregon $30.08 $62,560 # 36
Molecular Biologist Salary in Arizona $33.15 $68,960 # 37
Molecular Biologist Salary in Tennessee $31.70 $65,930 # 38
Molecular Biologist Salary in Wyoming $30.98 $64,440 # 39
Molecular Biologist Salary in Texas $31.75 $66,030 # 40
Molecular Biologist Salary in Oklahoma $30.25 $62,930 # 41
Molecular Biologist Salary in Indiana $29.47 $61,290 # 42
Molecular Biologist Salary in Alabama $31.90 $66,360 # 43
Molecular Biologist Salary in Montana $30.97 $64,420 # 44
Molecular Biologist Salary in Iowa $30.39 $63,210 # 45
Molecular Biologist Salary in Kentucky $28.15 $58,560 # 46
Molecular Biologist Salary in South Dakota $28.15 $58,560 # 47
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Molecular Biologist

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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