Assistant Research Scientist Salary (United States)

An Assistant Research Scientist earns an average salary of $41,418 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Assistant Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$31,649 - $67,997
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,417
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Assistant Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$10.33 - $25.39
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,649 - $67,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,600  
Profit Sharing
$4,188 - $27,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,865 - $65,184  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $25.39  
   
Overtime
$21.12 - $42.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,188 - $27,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,865 - $65,184  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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Job Description for Assistant Research Scientist

An assistant research scientist is a member of a research team who performs many of tasks in the research process. Like the rest of the research team, the assistant research scientist must follow the scientific method. They begin by clearly identify a problem or hypothesis. Next, the assistant research scientist works with the team to formulate a testable hypothesis. After a hypothesis is formulated, the assistant research scientist helps up experiments to gather data to support or reject the hypothesis. Then, the assistant research scientist operates many of the laboratory's apparatus to perform the experiment and gather data. Upon successfully gathering data, the assistant research scientist works closely with senior researchers to analyze the data and write up the technical report. Occasionally, the assistant research scientist may be invited to participate in presentations, relaying the findings of the research team to stakeholders.
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Assistant Research Scientist Tasks
  • Order and manage lab inventory, materials and equipment.
  • Know a variety of methods to collect and analyze data.
  • Conduct and contribute to research projects.
  • Develop, manage and analyze large-scale collection of data.
  • Write scholarly and technical papers regarding research.

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Pay Difference By Location

Baltimore
up arrow 33%
San Diego
up arrow 13%
San Francisco
up arrow 12%
Washington
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New York
0%
National Average
$41,000
Boston
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Houston
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Seattle
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Philadelphia
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Boulder
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Experience Affects Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
0%
Biotechnology
0%
National Average
$41,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

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Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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