The average pay for a Senior Research Associate is $66,360 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Senior Research Associate Total Pay (?
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$45,384 - $93,190
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MEDIAN: $66,360
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Senior Research Associate Total Pay (?
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$19.69 - $44.16
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,384 - $93,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,914  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,191  
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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$45,492 - $97,951  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.69 - $44.16  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $54.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,914  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,191  
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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$45,492 - $97,951  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 832
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Job Description for Senior Research Associate
Senior research associates are often employed by medical research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, scientific laboratories, and major universities. As a senior research associate, an individual performs a number of duties to support various business and scientific objectives. Day-to-day responsibilities could include clinical research or testing while adhering to strict quality control standards, working closely with other scientists and researchers to develop new scientific methods and procedures, collecting and summarizing data, executing experiments, writing detailed technical reports, creating and maintaining computerized spreadsheets and documentation, and managing, training, and mentoring other team members.
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Senior Research Associate Tasks
  • Design quality assurance measures and report on any findings.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor research projects using advanced statistical analysis and modeling techniques.
  • Research, prepare, and conduct data collection activities.
  • Act as the point-of-contact and represent the company's expertise in specialized research.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Associate
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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New York
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San Diego
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Seattle
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National Average
$68,000
Arlington
up arrow 3%
Baltimore
up arrow 6%
Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Denver
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Senior Research Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$68,000
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Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%
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