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Average Associate Research Scientist Salary

$65,034
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$4,402
Bonus
$3,700
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The average salary for an Associate Research Scientist is $65,034.
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$46k
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$65k
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$89k
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What Do Associate Research Scientists Do?

Associate Research Scientist Tasks
  • Follow experimental protocols and document results.
  • Create standard operating procedures and other documentation.
  • Supervise interns, students, or junior staff members.
  • Maintain laboratory space and equipment, including basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Analyze data and present findings in team meetings.

Job Satisfaction for Associate Research Scientist

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Associate Research Scientist are from the companies Pfizer, Inc., Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc and Abbvie, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company where the average pay is $71,964. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Abbvie, Inc and Johnson & Johnson, earning around $69,590 and $69,338, respectively. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. pays the lowest at around $62,400. Pfizer, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,646 and $63,843, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Associate Research Scientists?

Skills in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development, Data Analysis and Research Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Associate Research Scientists?

An entry-level Associate Research Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,099 based on 162 salaries. An early career Associate Research Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,148 based on 737 salaries. A mid-career Associate Research Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,061 based on 299 salaries. An experienced Associate Research Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,056 based on 176 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,556.
Employees with Associate Research Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (13.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (13.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,415 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.4%
Early Career
52.1%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
12.4%
Late Career
2.9%

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