Scientific Associate Salary

Scientific Associates in the United States can expect to earn an average of $71K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Scientific Associates. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,126 - $93,245
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $70,526
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$43,126 - $93,245  
   
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$98.99 - $7,189  
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$43,867 - $97,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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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Scientific Associates who transition into an upper level Research Scientist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Research Scientist makes $75K a year.

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Key Stats for Scientific Associate

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Scientific Associate Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Mid-Career
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 14%
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