Scientific Associate Salary

Pay for Scientific Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $69K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Scientific Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. For the most part, Scientific Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,916 - $89,466
$43K
$69K
$89K
MEDIAN: $69,385
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$42,916 - $89,466  
   
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$101.37 - $6,434  
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$43,664 - $92,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Scientific Associate

  • Undertake laboratory assignments to prepare, test, analyze, research and disseminate scientific information among team.
  • Review clinical and scientific procedures to ensure accuracy, standardization and regulatory compliance.
  • Record and input data from laboratory notebooks; prepare and review studies, reports and operating procedures.
  • Collaborate with team of scientists to make new scientific products and discoveries within a host of scientific disciplines: biology, pharmaceuticals, engineered proteins, antibodies, etc.

Common Career Paths for Scientific Associate


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For Scientific Associates, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Scientific Associates earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Research Scientist.

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Key Stats for Scientific Associate

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Scientific Associate Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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