Research Associate, Contract Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Research Associate, Contract is $50,736 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Research Associate, Contract Total Pay (?
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$35,437 - $75,691
(Median)
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51K
60K
76K
MEDIAN: $50,735
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Research Associate, Contract Total Pay (?
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$13.91 - $34.33
(Median)
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21
26
34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,437 - $75,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$32,147 - $73,973  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $34.33  
   
Overtime
$4.70 - $33.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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).
)
$32,147 - $73,973  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Gender
Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 38%
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