A Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $45,522 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Writing, SPSS, and Project Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

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$31,785 - $69,447  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
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$30,415 - $71,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Hourly Rate
$14.74  
   
Overtime
$10.13  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$30,415 - $71,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Experience Affects Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 27%

SPSS
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 10%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Online Research
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$45,000

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Market Research
up arrow 6%

Biotechnology
up arrow 14%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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