Molecular biologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Molecular biologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Maryland $103,790
District of Columbia $84,670
Virginia $83,180
Connecticut $91,320
Illinois $81,273
Delaware $92,440
California $87,760
Rhode Island $94,580
New York $88,430
Indiana $69,180
Washington $79,590
Massachusetts $74,580
Arizona $73,980
North Carolina $79,580
Texas $80,910
Mississippi $75,580
Hawaii $80,340
New Hampshire $81,170
South Carolina $77,560
Pennsylvania $71,298
Vermont $73,460
Alaska $79,260
Maine $71,650
New Jersey $81,880
Michigan $73,370
Nebraska $75,820
Arkansas $73,380
Utah $75,310
Minnesota $73,130
New Mexico $75,760
Wisconsin $70,540
Nevada $74,080
Georgia $71,280
Colorado $71,030
Florida $75,010
Wyoming $71,410
Idaho $71,420
North Dakota $67,560
West Virginia $71,140
Oregon $67,350
Ohio $66,590
Tennessee $65,690
Missouri $67,350
Alabama $65,970
Montana $67,340
Louisiana $63,310
South Dakota $65,790
Kentucky $63,260
Kansas $60,240
Oklahoma $63,270
Iowa $62,770

How do molecular biologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Molecular biologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than nanotechnology engineers but more than chemists.

Career Median Salary
Nanotechnology engineer salary $97K
Atmospheric scientist salary $94K
Biostatistician salary $88K
Statistician salary $88K
Biologist salary $78K
Molecular biologist salary $76K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $80K
Hydrologist salary $79K
Geographer salary $80K
Chemist salary $72K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)