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Associate Research Scientist Salary

The average salary for an Associate Research Scientist is $62,227 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$43,045 - $90,744
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$43K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $62,226
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$15.58 - $32.47
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,045 - $90,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,182  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $7,891  
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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$41,644 - $91,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 521
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $32.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.78  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $7,891  
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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$41,644 - $91,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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Associate Research Scientist Tasks

  • Maintain laboratory space and equipment, including basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Analyze data and present findings in team meetings.
  • Supervise interns, students, or junior staff members.
  • Follow experimental protocols and document results.
  • Create standard operating procedures and other documentation.

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What is it like working as an Associate Research Scientist?

Associate Research Scientist in College Station:
"I'd Rather Have A 'Post-Doc' Title."
Pros: Academic environment is nice and informal. Opportunities to interact with many smart and interesting people.
Cons: It's a dead-end, failed-to-become-a-PI job and most everyone knows that. In addition to (or instead of) doing science, many aspects of running a lab, such as mentoring students, approving purchases, organizing stocks, etc. Fall under this hat. These are not terrible duties, but given the low pay and lack of respect that goes with this job title, it gets old with time. Post-docs, although lower ranking, are viewed as bright individuals with potential and are worthy of career-advancing opportunities (like attending meetings and courses.) I've been tempted to call myself as a post-doc.

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Experience Affects Associate Research Scientist Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Associate Research Scientist Salaries

cell culture
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Chromatography
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Data Analysis
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Analytical Chemistry
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National Average
$62,000

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Chemistry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%