Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientist Salary

Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists can expect wages of $42K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,339 - $62,169
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$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,905
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$10.50 - $22.19
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$0$62K
Salary $30,339 - $62,169
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
Total Pay (?
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$28,716 - $60,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.50 - $22.19
Overtime $1.47 - $33.27
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
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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$28,716 - $60,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Assistant Research Scientist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,767

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+9 percent), Madison (+4 percent), and Washington (+2 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio Entry-Level Assistant Research Scientists earning much less — 34 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Ann Arbor (21 percent lower).

Key Stats for Assistant Research Scientist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

National Average
$41,000



Biotechnology
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 14%