Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates take home approximately $46K annually on average. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,183 - $65,889
(Median)
$37K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,267
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$17.62 - $67.53
(Median)
$18
$21
$68
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,183 - $65,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$37,317 - $66,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 604
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $67.53  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$37,317 - $66,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,343

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For Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates, Washington provides a pay rate that is 46 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cambridge (+19 percent), New York (+12 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Austin and 6 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Physics
up arrow 9%

Matlab
up arrow 7%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 7%

Biophysics
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Bioinformatics
up arrow 3%

Material Science
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Clinical Research
up arrow 3%

Neuroscience
up arrow 4%

Biotechnology
up arrow 5%

Stem Cell
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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