Average Postdoctoral Research Associate with Research Analysis Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Research Analysis skills is $48,903.
MEDIAN $48,903
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Postdoctoral Research Associate are from the companies Harvard University, Michigan State University (MSU) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Reported salaries are highest at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where the average pay is $68,004. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Columbia University and University of Texas (UT) - Austin, earning around $55,000 and $54,500, respectively. Michigan State University (MSU) pays the lowest at around $46,701. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Harvard University also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,932 and $50,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Skills in Data Analysis and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bioinformatics, 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 $48,291 based on 68 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,778 based on 347 salaries. A mid-career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,078 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,488 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,707.
Employees with Postdoctoral Research Associate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (2.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.8% less), Boston, Massachusetts (4.3% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.4% less).

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