Salary for Molecular and Cellular Biologists

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Scientists specializing in molecular and cellular biology study the function and organization of cells and organelles. They may isolate specific amino chain acids such as DNA or RNA, clone cells, or conduct experiments to study cell behavior and function. In addition to their function as researchers and investigators, these professionals may teach and guide undergraduate and graduate students. Doctoral degrees are generally required for this position, although a fair number of molecular and cellular biologists only have Bachelor's degrees.

A Molecular or Cellular Biologist can receive a salary between 56000 and 84000 based on experience and talent. Molecular and Cellular Biologists will usually earn a wage of Seventy Three Thousand dollars per year.

Molecular and Cellular Biologists obtain the highest salaries in the District of Columbia, where they can receive average compensation of near $104350. People in this career obtain the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they earn job pay of $76240.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.87 percent nationwide in that time.
Molecular and Cellular Biologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $76,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $75,280
Public Administration $72,930
Wholesale Trade $71,260
Health Care and Social Assistance $62,600
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $62,280
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $56,210
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $56,800
Educational Services $59,240
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $62,280
Health Care and Social Assistance $62,600
Wholesale Trade $71,260