Entry-Level Associate Research Scientist Salary

For Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, annual average wages total $57K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $7K, total cash payment to Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists can bottom out at $38K or peak near $77K. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists making up 57 percent of survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,599 - $76,584
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$57K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,836
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$15.74 - $28.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,599 - $76,584  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $6,839  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,448 - $77,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.74 - $28.63  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $42.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$489.36 - $6,839  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $7,000  
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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$38,448 - $77,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists include Pfizer, Inc., Bioreliance Corporation, Biogen Idec, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Abbvie, Inc. Abbvie, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $68K. Biogen Idec, Pfizer, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $66K, $60K, and $60K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Bioreliance Corporation ($46K), Biomerieux, Inc. ($48K), and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. ($52K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,949

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Cambridge (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists in Madison earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Gainesville and Rockville (24 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Associate Research Scientist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Associate Research Scientist Salaries

cell culture
▲12%


Protein Purification
▲1%

Biotechnology
▼0%

Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$56,000



Analytical Chemistry
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%