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 $39K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,698 - $59,331
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,491
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$10.36 - $24.67
(Median)
$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,698 - $59,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,131  
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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$28,432 - $58,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $24.67  
   
Overtime
$20.92 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,131  
   
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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$28,432 - $58,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists that is 18 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 (+16 percent), Washington (+6 percent), Madison (+5 percent), and Seattle (+1 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 19 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Boulder (18 percent lower) and Columbia (10 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level 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 37 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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