Research Associate, Contract Salary

The average rate for a Research Associate, Contract is $22.61 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.

$34,905 - $101,778
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,183
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$15.13 - $74.67
(Median)
$15
$23
$75
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,905 - $101,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Total Pay (?
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$32,034 - $132,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $74.67  
   
Overtime
$31.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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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$32,034 - $132,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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 96%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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