Entry-Level Senior Research Associate Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Senior Research Associate is $61,918 per year. A skill in Client Interaction is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,113 - $86,940
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,917
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$16.93 - $35.83
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,113 - $86,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,112  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,000  
Commission
$6,700  
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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$43,681 - $92,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 582
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.93 - $35.83  
   
Overtime
$27.89 - $54.65  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,112  
   
Commission
$6,700  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,000  
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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$43,681 - $92,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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National Average: $63,084

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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

Client Interaction
up arrow 14%

Biotechnology
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Market Research
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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