Research Associate, Contract Salary

The average rate for a Research Associate, Contract is $22.19 per hour. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$33,662 - $102,625
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $48,584
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$15.16 - $73.19
(Median)
$15
$22
$73
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Salary
$33,662 - $102,625  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
Total Pay (?
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$32,098 - $129,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $73.19  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $33.62  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
   
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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$32,098 - $129,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Research Associate, Contract

A contracted research associate is the person who is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting research in a given field and is hired on a contractual basis. This position can be found in a variety of fields, traditionally in a university or higher learning institution. A person in this position will typically work in an office. However, research-related travel may be necessary. While this position will normally keep traditional office hours (daytime, weekday shifts), it would not be unordinary for the research associate to work long hours. Formal education is dependent on the organization. However, many organizations require research associates to have in-depth knowledge in their field, preferably with a bachelor’s degree.

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Experience Affects Research Associate, Contract Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 58%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%
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