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 about the same as related careers in Texas. On average, they make less than atmospheric scientists but more than environmental consultants.

Career Median Salary
Atmospheric scientist salary $79K
Chemist salary $77K
Scientist salary $80K
Food science technologist salary $78K
Hydrologist salary $79K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $80K
Molecular biologist salary $80K
Soil and plant scientist salary $73K
Industrial ecologist salary $77K
Environmental consultant salary $77K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)