Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

$48,639
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$505
Bonus
$1,965
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The average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is $48,639.
10%
$39k
MEDIAN
$49k
90%
$67k
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$39k - $67k
Bonus
$0 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$14 - $6k
Total Pay
$39k - $68k

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Job Description for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate Tasks
  • Design, perform, and evaluate experiments and their results.
  • Create presentations, diagrams, and graphs to convey results to funders, the public and other researchers.
  • Write up results in lab notebooks as well as for publication.
  • Maintain, inspect, and use laboratory and equipment.

Job Satisfaction for Postdoctoral Research Associate

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The top respondents for the job title Postdoctoral Research Associate are from the companies Harvard University, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Reported salaries are highest at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where the average pay is $54,772. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Stanford University, earning around $52,925 and $52,280, respectively. Michigan State University (MSU) pays the lowest at around $46,359. Harvard University and University of Texas (UT) - Austin also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,411 and $50,698, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

Pay by Experience Level for Postdoctoral Research Associate

An entry-level Postdoctoral Research Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,768 based on 364 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,427 based on 1,427 salaries. A mid-career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,390 based on 609 salaries. An experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,069 based on 175 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,615.
Employees with Postdoctoral Research Associate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (1.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (4.5% less) and Seattle, Washington (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,598 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.0%
Early Career
54.9%
Mid Career
23.4%
Experienced
6.7%
Late Career
0.9%

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