Entry-Level Associate Research Scientist Salary

The average Entry-Level Associate Research Scientist earns approximately $57K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists can bottom out near $39K or peak near $80K depending on individual performance. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,357 - $79,615
$41K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,415
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$16.75 - $30.28
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$0$80K
Salary $41,357 - $79,615
Bonus $9.93 - $7,235
Profit Sharing $491.94 - $7,340
Total Pay (?
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$39,509 - $80,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 420
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $16.75 - $30.28
Overtime $21.14 - $43.25
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $9.93 - $7,235
Profit Sharing $491.94 - $7,340
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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$39,509 - $80,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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Associate Research Scientist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Research Scientist


Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists fill the offices of leading firms Pfizer, Inc., Bioreliance Corporation, Biogen Idec, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Abbvie, Inc. For Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, comfortable salaries can be found at Abbvie, Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $68K, the highest in the area. Other big spenders include Biogen Idec, Pfizer, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists see paychecks nearing $66K, $60K, or $60K.

Employees at Bioreliance Corporation, Biomerieux, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $46K, $48K, and $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,691

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists, 23 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Cambridge (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Madison Entry-Level Associate Research Scientists earning much less — 30 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Gainesville and Rockville (25 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Associate Research Scientist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Associate Research Scientist Salaries

cell culture
▲8%

National Average
$58,000

Protein Purification
▼2%


Biotechnology
▼3%

Product Development
▼3%



Analytical Chemistry
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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