A Research Fellow earns an average salary of $49,655 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Chemical Process Engineering, Project Management, and Policy Analysis. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$32,840 - $153,269  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $46,799  
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
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$32,223 - $157,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $38.10  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,030 - $46,799  
   
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
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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$32,223 - $157,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Research Fellow

A research fellow holds a time-limited research position at a university, clinic, or similar environment. They continue their academic training in the research program of a principal investigator, helping build their experience and contribute to their field. Some tasks that research fellows may perform include designing laboratory experiments, applying standard scientific protocols to experiments and research, helping improve current investigatory methods, and evaluating emerging techniques in the field as required. Research fellows draft and edit scientific reports and articles, as well as design and perform experiments and record data according to the needs of the project. They may also need to independently reproduce, research, and improve techniques currently used and convert to new techniques as required. Research fellows typically work full time in a laboratory environment, although hours and environment may vary depending on the project's needs.

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Research Fellow Tasks

  • Use independent judgment to conceive, conduct and evaluate new and existing technologies and products; prepare findings for scientific publication.
  • Operate technical and scientific equipment for scientific experimentation.
  • Participate in related technical or professional societies as a recognized authority.
  • Provide coaching and supervision to lower level research scientists.
  • Conduct highly complex research and analysis on multi-disciplinary technical projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Fellow

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,269

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Key Stats for Research Fellow

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Research Fellow Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Research Fellow Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 297%

Project Management
up arrow 47%


Legal Research
up arrow 4%


Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$49,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 1%


Technical Writing
up arrow 5%


Grant Writing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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