Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists can expect wages of $57K per year on average. 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 $38K and $78K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,563 - $77,173
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MEDIAN: $56,638
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$15.79 - $28.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,563 - $77,173  
   
Bonus
$490.35 - $6,831  
Profit Sharing
$480.47 - $5,182  
Total Pay (?
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$38,445 - $77,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.79 - $28.84  
   
Overtime
$21.21 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$490.35 - $6,831  
   
Profit Sharing
$480.47 - $5,182  
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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$38,445 - $77,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Pfizer, Inc., Bioreliance Corporation, Biogen Idec, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists. Abbvie, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $68K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Biogen Idec, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer, Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists rake in a $66K, $60K, or $60K, respectively.

Bioreliance Corporation, Biomerieux, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $46K, $48K, and $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,589

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For Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Cambridge (+19 percent), Raleigh (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists is geography, with workers in Madison earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Gainesville and Rockville (23 percent lower and 17 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 53 votes.
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Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
12%
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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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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