Entry-Level Associate Research Scientist Salary

Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists pull down an average of $57K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $79K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,572 - $78,215
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$57K
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MEDIAN: $57,404
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$16.47 - $30.11
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$0$79K
Salary $40,572 - $78,215
Bonus $9.86 - $6,982
Profit Sharing $486.45 - $7,550
Total Pay (?
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$39,364 - $79,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 424
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $16.47 - $30.11
Overtime $21.00 - $42.79
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $9.86 - $6,982
Profit Sharing $486.45 - $7,550
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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$39,364 - $79,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Research Scientist


Pfizer, Inc., Bioreliance Corporation, Biogen Idec, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Abbvie, Inc are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists in this area. 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.

Workers at Bioreliance Corporation, Biomerieux, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $46K, $48K, and $52K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,818

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Cambridge (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists in Madison bring in salaries that are 30 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Gainesville and Rockville (25 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Associate Research Scientist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 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
▲10%

National Average
$57,000


Biotechnology
▼1%

Product Development
▼1%

Protein Purification
▼1%



Analytical Chemistry
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%
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