Pay for Entry-Level Research Fellows sits in the ballpark of $45K annually. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Research Fellows (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Research Fellows (50 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,938 - $69,378
$30K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,676
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$11.07 - $28.81
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MEDIAN: $18.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,938 - $69,378  
   
Bonus
$850  
Total Pay (?
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$29,933 - $68,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $28.81  
   
Overtime
$55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$850  
   
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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$29,933 - $68,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,297

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Bethesda offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Research Fellows, 13 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Research Fellows will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+7 percent) and Washington (+5 percent). Ann Arbor is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Francisco and Houston (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Research Fellow

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Research Fellow Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 12%

Clinical Research
up arrow 10%

Policy Analysis
up arrow 7%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Molecular Biology
0%

National Average
$44,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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