Average Salary for Argonne National Laboratory Employees

Argonne National Laboratory employees bring home $70K annually on average. At Argonne National Laboratory, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live factors into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Chicago, Illinois 

Research & Development, Biotechnology

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $54K per year on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $64K annually. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of around $100K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Postdoctoral Research Associates who bring in close to approximately $64K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at Argonne National Laboratory have a Bachelor's Degree, earning about $54K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $115K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, nearly one-eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Research Analysis, and Material Science.

Benefits and Perks

Only half of workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. For nearly all employees, benefits include health insurance, and almost all survey participants get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Argonne National Laboratory


33 %
67 %
$54,385 - $86,390
$52,225 - $113,003
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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