A Research Associate (Unspecified Type) earns an average salary of $46,454 per year. A skill in Biotechnology is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Total Pay (?
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$32,795 - $69,168
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MEDIAN: $46,453
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Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Total Pay (?
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$11.36 - $29.29
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,795 - $69,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,185  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,500  
Commission
$994 - $12,208  
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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$30,337 - $69,906  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $38.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,185  
   
Commission
$994 - $12,208  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,500  
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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$30,337 - $69,906  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,138
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If you enjoy getting to the bottom of things or being able to discover new things through vigorous hours of long hard research, then being a research associate may be a great career for you. Although the specific job duties of a research associate depend greatly on what type of company one is employed by, the work will be similar in general. One cannot simply apply to become a research associate without the proper experience; generally speaking, an advanced educational degree is normally required for one to be considered for such a position. Typically, a person who holds down this position will be doing extensive research for pharmaceutical companies, medical related companies, scientific labs, archeological excavations, various physiological studies, as well as numerous other areas where the expertise of critical research is needed. One of those places often comes via an extensive legal trial, as law firms will often seek the help of a research associate in order to help them with a difficult case. In other scenarios, major universities may hire a research associate on a temporary basis in order to help them complete a certain type of study. In these types of cases, research associates are counted on to give lectures to students as well. An individual works as a research associate usually will also be required to organize statistics, create scientific documents, as well as other similar tasks that involve a high degree of knowledge.
Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Tasks
  • Gather, process and analyze data or information.
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Experience Affects Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

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$45,000

Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Research Analysis
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Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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