Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salary

A Research Associate (Unspecified Type) earns an average salary of $49,234 per year. A skill in Proposal Writing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$35,314 - $73,383
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$73K
MEDIAN: $49,832
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$12.95 - $26.11
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$0$73K
Salary $35,314 - $73,383
Bonus $604 - $10,109
Profit Sharing $604 - $8,204
Commission $5,000
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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$32,609 - $72,811
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,770
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.95 - $26.11
Hourly Tips $0.28
Overtime $19.49 - $41.18
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $604 - $10,109
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $604 - $8,204
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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$32,609 - $72,811
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 442

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Job Description for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

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.

Common Career Paths for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)


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Pay by Experience Level for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

Pay by Experience for a Research Associate (Unspecified Type) has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Associate (Unspecified Type) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 1,678 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Associate (Unspecified Type) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 486 salaries. An experienced Research Associate (Unspecified Type) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 204 salaries. A Research Associate (Unspecified Type) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 52 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,316

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Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Associate (Unspecified Type)?

Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in San Diego:
"Good environment, low pay."
Pros: Great coworkers, good benefits. Lots of different skills to learn and master.
Cons: Company is notorious for undercompensating employees.

Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in Atlanta:
Pros: Excellent company culture.
Cons: Key processes and tools required are outdated and too financially burdensome for the company improve.

Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in Rockville:
"Good culture/disorganized upper management."
Pros: Flexible work schedule, good team culture, nice starting vacation time, generous inclement weather policy, great direct managagement.
Cons: Upper management is feckless, no sick leave, minimal benefits, pay is way below average for same positions at other companies in area, no bonus pay, very limited merit based pay raises.

Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in Carpentersville:
Pros: I like the inovation and the opportunities to grow.
Cons: There is no fear flexibility to chance shifts.

Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in Cambridge:
"Neutral On Science Careers."
Pros: I have a very flexible schedule, no one really cares about what, how or when you do your work as long as you get good results and are doing what you're told to do. Mostly, people are nice at work, have a pretty casual atmosphere. The job is really good for people who just want to listen to their boss and do exactly what they tell you to do.
Cons: I don't like how the lower (less experienced) part of the company is left out of discussions and decisions made by the managers. Research Associates are not given the chance to think creatively and contribute to getting work done in a more efficient way. Decisions are taken very rashly by management and their approach is that the accountability of such decisions falls back on the non-managers which makes no sense at all as we were not involved in taking the decision. There is nothing challenging enough to do at work, it is pretty mundane and boring for the most part and there is no opportunity to gain new skills or diversify your experience.

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Key Stats for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 269 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

▲31%

▲25%

▲12%

National Average
$48,000

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Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%
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