Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salary

A Research Associate (Unspecified Type) earns an average salary of $47,871 per year. A skill in SAS 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.

$34,494 - $70,459
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$34K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,870
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$12.08 - $28.71
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,494 - $70,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,778  
Profit Sharing
$721 - $8,241  
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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$32,056 - $71,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,688
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $28.71  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $40.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,778  
   
Profit Sharing
$721 - $8,241  
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).
)
$32,056 - $71,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 585
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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.

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

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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Experience Affects Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

SAS
up arrow 11%




Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

SPSS
up arrow 2%

Market Research
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Clinical Research
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%

Recruiting
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 552 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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