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Average Salary for Argonne National Laboratory Employees

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Argonne National Laboratory offers a range of employment opportunities in the research & development, from Software Engineer to Administrative Assistant. The average employee at Argonne National Laboratory takes home $72K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Argonne National Laboratory employees is your job title, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Argonne National Laboratory typically pays:
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Chicago, Illinois 

Research & Development, Biotechnology

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Software Engineers earn the highest median pay at $129K annually, followed by Postdoctoral Research Associates (around $64K) and Administrative Assistants (about $50K).

Years of Experience

Average pay is $70K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $55K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $116K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at Argonne National Laboratory come out on top, and their salaries approach $99K annually.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $111K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Argonne National Laboratory is Microsoft Excel; close to a tenth of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Budget Management, and Linux.

Benefits and Perks

A little over a half of workers do get paid time off for vacation, but only half of respondents get paid sick time. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and 401(a).

Key Stats for Argonne National Laboratory


41 %
59 %
$52,903 - $95,975
$50,091 - $123,048
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$50,195 - $134,564
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