Research Associate, Contract Salary

The average salary for a Research Associate, Contract is $49,012 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$42,357 - $76,169
$42K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,012
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$10.78 - $75.50
$11
$24
$76
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$42,357 - $76,169  
   
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$37,194 - $105,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $75.50  
   
Overtime
$23.25  
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$37,194 - $105,422  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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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Key Stats for Research Associate, Contract

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Research Associate, Contract Salaries

Experienced
▲97%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 44%