Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates is around $48K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates (64 percent) survey respondents are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,762 - $69,068
$38K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,975
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$16.73 - $56.67
$17
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$57
MEDIAN: $22.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,762 - $69,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,483  
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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$38,317 - $70,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 488
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.73 - $56.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,483  
   
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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$38,317 - $70,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,146

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Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 11 percent. Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent), Boston (+6 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), and Cambridge (+5 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Philadelphia is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Chicago (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
5-9 years
85%
10-19 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Data Modeling
▲13%

Biophysics
▲9%

Physics
▲5%

Bioinformatics
▲4%

Matlab
▲4%

Statistical Analysis
▲2%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Clinical Research
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Neuroscience
▼1%

Stem Cell
▼1%

Biotechnology
▼2%

Research Analysis
▼3%

Molecular Biology
▼3%

Material Science
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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