Molecular biologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Molecular biologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Massachusetts $99,640
New York $99,340
California $97,260
New Jersey $95,220
Rhode Island $94,580
Virginia $87,190
South Carolina $87,090
Alaska $86,760
Minnesota $86,070
Hawaii $84,430
North Carolina $82,640
Ohio $82,390
Utah $81,890
Washington $81,230
Texas $80,470
West Virginia $80,020
Pennsylvania $79,760
Colorado $79,730
Michigan $79,540
Arizona $79,530
New Hampshire $78,810
Mississippi $78,530
Tennessee $77,610
New Mexico $77,560
Oregon $77,480
Wisconsin $77,480
Nebraska $77,310
Georgia $77,190
Arkansas $76,800
Illinois $76,090
Idaho $75,420
Wyoming $75,420
North Dakota $75,250
Iowa $73,190
Maine $71,650
Montana $71,120
Nevada $68,950
Puerto Rico $68,950
Alabama $67,660
South Dakota $65,790
Kansas $65,290
Vermont $64,430
Louisiana $63,540
Missouri $62,600
Indiana $61,780
Oklahoma $61,630
Kentucky $60,700
Florida $52,000
District of Columbia $104,400
Connecticut $103,330
Maryland $101,900
Delaware $100,070

How do molecular biologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Molecular biologists earn 7% less than similar careers in Maine. On average, they make less than physicists but more than statisticians.

Career Median Salary
Physicist salary $105K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $89K
Geospatial information scientist salary $78K
Hydrologist salary $75K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $72K
Molecular biologist salary $72K
Biochemist salary $72K
Geologist salary $63K
Statistician salary $73K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)