Scientific Associate Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of Scientific Associates report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this young group is around $61,506 per year. Pay starts at $39,335 and can approach $77,977 per year on the higher side. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Male Scientific Associates are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 56 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Scientific Associates. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Scientific Associate Salary (?
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$41,051 - $75,376
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MEDIAN: $63,197
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Scientific Associate Salary (?
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$14.95 - $31.03
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,051 - $75,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$39,335 - $77,977  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $31.03  
   
Overtime
$25.50 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$39,335 - $77,977  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Scientific Associate

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Scientific Associate Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$62,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%
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