Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates come in at around $46K annually on average. Most Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates survey respondents are men (71 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,185 - $66,352
(Median)
$37K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,796
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90%

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$18.38 - $67.53
(Median)
$18
$21
$68
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,185 - $66,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
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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$37,324 - $67,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $67.53  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
   
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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$37,324 - $67,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates, 54 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cambridge (+17 percent), New York (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Philadelphia is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Austin and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Physics
up arrow 10%

Material Science
up arrow 8%

Matlab
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Bioinformatics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Clinical Research
up arrow 2%

Neuroscience
up arrow 4%

Biotechnology
up arrow 5%

Stem Cell
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 10%
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