Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is $42,612 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Writing and Physics. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (?
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$35,270 - $60,467
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MEDIAN: $42,612
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Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (?
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$17.00 - $31.50
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,270 - $60,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,043  
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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$35,322 - $60,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,088
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $31.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,043  
   
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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$35,322 - $60,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral research associates work with universities and their staff to perform scientific research in their associated field. They will often be required to do outdoor field work, but much of their work will be inside of a lab setting where proper controls can be created. Beyond undergraduate and graduate studies, a postdoctoral research associate needs a Ph.D. in their respective field. Due in no small part to their advanced knowledge and research on a subject, postdoctoral research associates design and evaluate experiments and their findings. Their ability to perform experiments with proper methodology is critical to the development of scientific understanding.
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Postdoctoral Research Associate Tasks
  • Write up results in lab notebooks as well as for publication.
  • Maintain, inspect, and use laboratory and equipment.
  • Design, perform, and evaluate experiments and their results.
  • Create presentations, diagrams, and graphs to convey results to funders, the public and other researchers.

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Cambridge
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Durham
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Baltimore
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$43,000
New Haven
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Experience Affects Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 14%
Physics
up arrow 12%
Matlab
up arrow 7%
Bioinformatics
up arrow 3%
Material Science
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
Grant Writing
up arrow 2%
Stem Cell
0%
Clinical Research
0%
National Average
$43,000
Neuroscience
up arrow 2%
Biotechnology
up arrow 2%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%
biochemistry
up arrow 7%
Immunology
up arrow 7%

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 10%