Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientist Salary

Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $39K annually. Most Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Women Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,766 - $59,217

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$10.31 - $24.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,766 - $59,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,092  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $7,370  
Total Pay (?
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$28,418 - $58,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $24.55  
   
Overtime
$20.97 - $35.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,092  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $7,370  
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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$28,418 - $58,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+16 percent), Washington (+6 percent), Madison (+5 percent), and Seattle (+1 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boulder (18 percent less) and Columbia (10 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

Research Analysis
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Biotechnology
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Data Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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