Average Salary for Argonne National Laboratory Employees

An average Argonne National Laboratory employee can expect to make $70K annually. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at Argonne National Laboratory, but your city affects income (to a lesser degree) 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

Survey participants who have worked at Argonne National Laboratory for between five and 10 years earn around $64K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $54K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Argonne National Laboratory employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn approximately $100K per year on average.


Earning $64K annually on average, Postdoctoral Research Associates receive the most money.

Certifications and Degrees

At Argonne National Laboratory, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $54K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $115K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, about an eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Research Analysis, and Material Science.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just half of employees. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Argonne National Laboratory sponsors various plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for the vast majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Other privileges 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
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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