Entry-Level Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salary

For Entry-Level Research Associates, annual average wages total $48K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Research Associates spread between $32K and $67K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Entry-Level Research Associates who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Research Associates, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,540 - $68,040
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MEDIAN: $48,024
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$12.81 - $25.43
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$0$68K
Salary $34,540 - $68,040
Bonus $511 - $9,788
Profit Sharing $550 - $7,250
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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$31,557 - $67,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,345
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.81 - $25.43
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $19.62 - $39.07
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $511 - $9,788
Profit Sharing $550 - $7,250
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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$31,557 - $67,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 380

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University of California, San Diego (UCSD), ICF International, Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, and Costar Group, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team 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. Soaring salaries can also be found at George Washington University (GWU), ICF International, and American Institutes For Research, where earnings of $54K, $52K, or $51K are standard for Entry-Level Research Associates.

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,977

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

For Entry-Level Research Associates, busy South San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), Cambridge (+13 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and New York (+7 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (10 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries







National Average
$46,000

Biotechnology
▼1%

SPSS
▼1%





▼6%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 12%
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