Entry-Level Associate Research Scientist Salary
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.
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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
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.