Senior Research Associate Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Research Associate is $67,142 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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$45,812 - $96,830
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $67,141
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Senior Research Associate Total Pay (?
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$19.89 - $49.49
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,812 - $96,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,195  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,087  
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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$45,916 - $102,236  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 985
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.89 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $55.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,195  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,087  
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).
)
$45,916 - $102,236  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 985
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

South San Francisco
up arrow 27%
Houston
up arrow 9%
Cambridge
up arrow 8%
New York
up arrow 6%
National Average
$69,000
Seattle
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Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Arlington
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Baltimore
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Senior Research Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Senior Research Associate Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 5%
Research Analysis
up arrow 4%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$69,000
Statistical Analysis
up arrow 9%

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Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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