Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate is $41,824 per year.
Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (?
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$34,963 - $58,946
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MEDIAN: $41,824
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Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (?
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$16.77 - $30.41
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,963 - $58,946  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,980  
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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$35,016 - $59,271  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,710
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $30.41  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,980  
   
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).
)
$35,016 - $59,271  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Cambridge
up arrow 13%
Seattle
up arrow 7%
Boston
up arrow 5%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
San Francisco
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New Haven
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Baltimore
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Durham
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National Average
$42,000
San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 10%
Data Analysis
up arrow 6%
Material Science
up arrow 4%
Research Analysis
up arrow 3%
Bioinformatics
up arrow 3%
Stem Cell
up arrow 1%
Clinical Research
up arrow 1%
Neuroscience
0%
National Average
$42,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%
Biotechnology
up arrow 2%

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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 10%
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