Molecular biologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Molecular biologist salary by state

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

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 materials scientists but more than chemists.

Career Median Salary
Materials scientist salary $88K
Biochemist salary $87K
Atmospheric scientist salary $95K
Biostatistician salary $91K
Statistician salary $91K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $82K
Molecular biologist salary $82K
Hydrologist salary $81K
Geographer salary $82K
Chemist salary $72K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)