Average Mid-Career Associate Research Scientist Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Associate Research Scientist is $70,517.
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Job Description for Associate Research Scientist

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Research Scientist

The top respondents for the job title Associate Research Scientist are from the companies Biogen Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Gilead Sciences, Inc. where the average pay is $92,432. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, earning around $72,345. Pfizer, Inc. pays the lowest at around $64,075. Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,450.

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Popular Skills for Associate Research Scientist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Research Scientist

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 $56,948 based on 157 salaries. An early career Associate Research Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,764 based on 797 salaries. An experienced Associate Research Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,798 based on 190 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,049.
Employees with Associate Research Scientist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (14.7% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (12.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (18.1% less).

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