Entry-Level Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salary

Entry-Level Research Associates pull down an average of $47K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Research Associates can bottom out near $32K or peak near $66K depending on individual performance. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Entry-Level Research Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,659 - $67,158
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$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,954
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$12.92 - $25.67
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MEDIAN: $17.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,659 - $67,158  
   
Bonus
$514 - $7,773  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,500  
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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$31,780 - $66,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.92 - $25.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$19.91 - $40.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$514 - $7,773  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,500  
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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$31,780 - $66,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 356

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University of California, San Diego (UCSD), ICF International, Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, and Costar Group, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Research Associates. Entry-Level Research Associates in search of the best pay head to Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $67K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $81K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $55K. Other big spenders include George Washington University (GWU), ICF International, and American Institutes For Research, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Research Associates see paychecks nearing $54K, $52K, or $51K.

Also approaching the lower end are University of California, San Diego (UCSD) at $41K, Costar Group, Inc. at $42K, and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) at $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,456

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Research Associates that is 27 percent greater than the national average, South San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Cambridge (+15 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Cleveland is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Philadelphia and 5 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries







Biotechnology
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SPSS
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National Average
$45,000





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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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