Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists can expect wages of $41K per year on average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,004 - $61,957
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,734
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$10.26 - $23.42
(Median)
$10
$17
$23
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
$29,004 - $61,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,129  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$26,469 - $60,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $23.42  
   
Overtime
$21.17 - $34.12  
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 - $4,129  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$26,469 - $60,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,090

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For Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+17 percent), Ann Arbor (+9 percent), Washington (+7 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists in San Antonio report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 33 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Lexington (22 percent lower) and Boulder (20 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

Research Analysis
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Biotechnology
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$40,000

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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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