The average pay for an Associate Research Scientist is $62,585 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in cell culture is associated with high pay for this job.
Associate Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$43,184 - $88,372
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MEDIAN: $62,585
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Associate Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$15.45 - $36.62
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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$43,184 - $88,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,294  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,100  
Total Pay (?
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$40,916 - $89,448  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $36.62  
   
Overtime
$22.89 - $43.24  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,294  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $6,100  
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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$40,916 - $89,448  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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Job Description for Associate Research Scientist
An associate research scientist helps design and implement research projects, which includes analyzing information for those projects. They may perform different laboratory tests and analyze project information; the research may include medical testing with laboratory equipment. These scientists help store project data and must be good at organizing the data and information that is part of the research. They also need to be able to communicate about results and data with other supervisors and colleagues on the project, as well as with funders and project leaders.
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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Research Scientist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Boston
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National Average
$62,000
New York
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Madison
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Experience Affects Associate Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Associate Research Scientist Salaries

cell culture
up arrow 18%
Chromatography
up arrow 6%
Research Analysis
up arrow 6%
Data Analysis
up arrow 5%
Molecular Biology
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National Average
$62,000
Product Development
up arrow 3%
Biotechnology
up arrow 5%
Analytical Chemistry
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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