$63,156
Avg. Salary
$23.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,125

Bonus

$3,712

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Associate Research Scientist is $23.68 per hour.

The average pay for an Associate Research Scientist is $63,156 per year.

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$16.74
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$32.64
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MEDIAN $63,156
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$0$91K
Salary $44,097 - $88,296
Bonus $965 - $9,564
Profit Sharing $483 - $6,182
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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$41,226 - $91,082
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,311
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.74 - $32.64
Overtime $23.60 - $44.93
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $965 - $9,564
Profit Sharing $483 - $6,182
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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$41,226 - $91,082
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 218

Job Description for Associate Research Scientist

An associate research scientist helps design and implement research projects, which includes analyzing information for those projects. They may perform different laboratory tests and analyze project information; the research may include medical testing with laboratory equipment. These scientists help store project data and must be good at organizing the data and information that is part of the research. They also need to be able to communicate about results and data with other supervisors and colleagues on the project, as well as with funders and project leaders.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for an Associate Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 507 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Associate Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 143 salaries. An Associate Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,551

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

Associate Research Scientist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Associate Research Scientist?

Associate Research Scientist in Rockville:
"Good place for learning and expanding your experience."
Pros: Flexibility with work place
Cons: Low pay

Associate Research Scientist:
I was a contracted employee but a permanent position wasn't right for me in the group I was a temp with. Great company. The director really cared about the group. Some issues with managers beneath the director but overall it was a positive experience.

Associate Research Scientist:
Absolutely love working here. Welcoming, friendly, understanding coworkers and supervisors. Excellent benefits. Great opportunities for advancement. The only downside is the pay structure and the mandatory temp contract in the beginning. The temp to full time rate for promotions is non-negotiable. Definitely worth the lesser pay for a phenomenal work environment.

Associate Research Scientist in Ann Arbor:
Pros: Smaller town, but it has a lot of cultural events and entertainment options.
Cons: The rent/housing prices are severely inflated.

Associate Research Scientist in Kalamazoo:
"Pretty good."
Pros: Good pay for a starter job, benifits are good too. If you do well you and build trust, you can work independantly.
Cons: Micromanaging people is a common this here. But they trust you if you are good. Sometimes the work load can be high and difffcult.

Associate Research Scientist in Morristown:
"Honeywell."
Pros: Independent work, flexible hours, Fortune 100 company.
Cons: No bonuses, poor health care/dental and 401K benefits, not bad enough, little to no opportunity for growth or raise, incompentent manager,

Associate Research Scientist in College Station:
"I'd Rather Have A 'Post-Doc' Title."
Pros: Academic environment is nice and informal. Opportunities to interact with many smart and interesting people.
Cons: It's a dead-end, failed-to-become-a-PI job and most everyone knows that. In addition to (or instead of) doing science, many aspects of running a lab, such as mentoring students, approving purchases, organizing stocks, etc. Fall under this hat. These are not terrible duties, but given the low pay and lack of respect that goes with this job title, it gets old with time. Post-docs, although lower ranking, are viewed as bright individuals with potential and are worthy of career-advancing opportunities (like attending meetings and courses.) I've been tempted to call myself as a post-doc.

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Key Stats for Associate Research Scientist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Associate Research Scientist Salaries

▲34%

▲24%

▲10%

National Average
$63,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Associate Research Scientist Salaries

HPLC
▲68%

GMP Compliance
▲26%

Process Improvement
▲23%

Clinical Research
▲10%

cell culture
▲7%

Chromatography
▲5%

Chemistry
▲4%


Protein Purification
▼0%

National Average
$63,000





Project Management
▼9%

Analytical Chemistry
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%