Research Fellow Salary
A Research Fellow earns an average salary of $49,628 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Chemical Process Engineering, Project Management, and Policy Analysis. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
|Salary||$31,033 - $148,684|
|Bonus||$986 - $45,615|
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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).)
|$30,946 - $150,325|
|Hourly Rate||$11.15 - $38.10|
|Bonus||$986 - $45,615|
|Total Pay (||$30,946 - $150,325|
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.Read More...
A doctoral degree is typically required for research fellows, although a lower-level terminal degree (such as a master's degree) may be accepted depending on the program. Previous research experience - including prior published work - are required as well. Research fellows must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. They must be able to demonstrate attention to detail and have strong organizational skills as well.
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
Pay by Experience for a Research Fellow has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Fellow with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Fellow with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Research Fellow which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 34 salaries. A Research Fellow with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 28 salaries.
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