Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates take home an average $48K per year. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,694 - $70,177
$38K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,962
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$16.73 - $56.67
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$57
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,694 - $70,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,483  
Total Pay (?
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$38,292 - $72,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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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$38,292 - $72,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,181

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For Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). In Philadelphia, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (10 percent lower) and Chicago (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 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%

Matlab
▲4%

Bioinformatics
▲3%

Statistical Analysis
▲2%

▲1%

Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Clinical Research
▼1%

Stem Cell
▼1%


Biotechnology
▼2%


Material Science
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 12%