The average pay for an Entry-Level Senior Research Associate is $62,346 per year.

$44,970 - $81,483
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$45K
$62K
$81K
MEDIAN: $62,346
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$15.30 - $36.26
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,970 - $81,483  
   
Bonus
$973 - $9,973  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,395  
Commission
$8,400  
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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$45,140 - $85,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $36.26  
   
Overtime
$26.43 - $46.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$973 - $9,973  
   
Commission
$8,400  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,395  
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).
)
$45,140 - $85,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Senior Research Associate Advice

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Senior Research Associate in Chicago:
"Buyer beware: PhD research jobs are low-paying and insecure."
Be very careful about any position that is "contingent" or supported by grant funds, as grants can disappear. A good employer will try to get your salary supported, at least partially, on "hard money" sources, in case the grant money dries up. Unfortunately, many research-support positions are tenuous. You are safe (relatively speaking) if you are in a tenured position or tenure-track position, but those are getting harder to find as universities become less generous. The big problem with university-related research positions is that Administrators treat the top people well, but support staff not so well. The big issue is lack of job security.

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Skills That Affect Senior Research Associate Salaries


Molecular Biology
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Research Analysis
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$63,000

Data Analysis
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Technical Writing
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Statistical Analysis
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Product Development
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Microsoft Excel
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Market Research
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Client Interaction
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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