Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists take home an average $57K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $78K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,733 - $77,679
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$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,567
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$15.84 - $29.09
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,733 - $77,679  
   
Bonus
$500 - $6,737  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $5,136  
Total Pay (?
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$38,730 - $78,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 442
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $42.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$500 - $6,737  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $5,136  
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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$38,730 - $78,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists include Pfizer, Inc., Biogen Idec, Bioreliance Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Abbvie, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $71K. Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks at Biogen Idec ($66K), Johnson & Johnson ($60K), and Pfizer, Inc. ($60K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Bioreliance Corporation at $45K, Biomerieux, Inc. at $48K, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., where $52K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,707

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, 26 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Cambridge (+19 percent), Raleigh (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and New York (+12 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. Gainesville and Rockville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 23 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Associate Research Scientist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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