Entry-Level Research Associates can expect wages of $47K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Research Associates, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $66K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Entry-Level Research Associates claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,607 - $66,529
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,883
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$12.84 - $25.85
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$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,607 - $66,529  
   
Bonus
$805 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $5,489  
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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$31,810 - $65,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $25.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$19.86 - $40.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$805 - $9,635  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $5,489  
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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$31,810 - $65,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 364
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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. Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $67K, though there is little variation overall ($55K to $81K). Those in search of high salaries should also consider George Washington University (GWU), ICF International, and American Institutes For Research, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Research Associates rake in a $54K, $52K, or $51K, respectively.

Employees at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Costar Group, Inc., and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) can also expect below-average earnings of $41K, $42K, and $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,566

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For Entry-Level Research Associates, busy South San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Research Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Cambridge (+14 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and New York (+8 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Philadelphia and Arlington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries




Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Biotechnology
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SPSS
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$46,000

Editing
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Market Research
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Molecular Biology
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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