Earnings for Scientific Associates in the United States come in at around $69K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Scientific Associates report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Scientific Associates (52 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,323 - $85,814
$43K
$69K
$86K
MEDIAN: $68,835
10%
50%
90%

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$20.00 - $28.32
$22
MEDIAN: $22.15
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,323 - $85,814  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $6,894  
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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$42,925 - $90,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$22.15  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$103.04 - $6,894  
   
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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$42,925 - $90,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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.

Common Career Paths for Scientific Associate


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It doesn't happen often, but some Scientific Associates do move on to become Research Scientists. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $74K per year.

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Key Stats for Scientific Associate

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Scientific Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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