Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates can expect to earn an average of $47K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. For the most part, Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,488 - $68,975
(Median)
$37K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,487
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$17.62 - $67.53
(Median)
$18
$23
$68
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,488 - $68,975  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,886  
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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$38,149 - $70,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 480
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $67.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,886  
   
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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$38,149 - $70,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,659

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For Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and San Francisco (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Philadelphia. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago and Houston (8 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Biophysics
up arrow 13%

Bioinformatics
up arrow 6%

Physics
up arrow 6%

Data Modeling
up arrow 6%

Matlab
up arrow 5%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Clinical Research
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Neuroscience
up arrow 2%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Material Science
up arrow 4%

Stem Cell
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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