Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientist Salary

The average Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientist earns approximately $42K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,981 - $61,932
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,715
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$10.03 - $22.59
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MEDIAN: $17.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,981 - $61,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$27,389 - $60,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $22.59  
   
Overtime
$18.74 - $33.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$27,389 - $60,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,871

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Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+9 percent), Madison (+3 percent), and Washington (+2 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists in San Antonio earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. Philadelphia and Ann Arbor are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 22 percent lower and 21 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Assistant Research Scientist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
85%
5-9 years
6%
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Skills That Affect Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

National Average
$41,000



Biotechnology
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 15%
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