Average Entry-Level Research Associates make around $47K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Research Associates, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $66K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Research Associates is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Research Associates (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,549 - $66,765
$35K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,732
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.81 - $25.82
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,549 - $66,765  
   
Bonus
$715 - $9,812  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $6,456  
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).
)
$31,724 - $66,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $25.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$19.98 - $40.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$715 - $9,812  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $6,456  
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).
)
$31,724 - $66,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 372

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)


Many Entry-Level Research Associates can be found at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), ICF International, Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc., Gerson Lehrman Group, and Costar Group, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Although salaries only range from $55K to just $81K, Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $67K. Entry-Level Research Associates will also find cushy salaries at George Washington University (GWU) (+$54K), ICF International (+$52K), and American Institutes For Research (+$51K).

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Costar Group, Inc. and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $41K, $42K, and $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,455

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 (+21 percent), Cambridge (+15 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Philadelphia is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Arlington and Los Angeles (4 percent lower).

Key Stats for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
076
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 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%
ADVERTISEMENT