Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientist Salary

Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. Women Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,617 - $60,557
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,837
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$10.27 - $24.23
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,617 - $60,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,250  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$27,771 - $59,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $24.23  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$27,771 - $59,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,147

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists that is 27 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), Ann Arbor (+12 percent), Madison (+9 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists in San Antonio earn salaries far below the national average by 31 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. On the whole, employers pay 18 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Boulder and Philadelphia.

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Skills That Affect Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

Biotechnology
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Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$39,000

Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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