$48,628
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Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. The majority of Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates (60 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,201 - $68,310
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MEDIAN: $48,628
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$16.73 - $66.59
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$0$70K
Salary $38,201 - $68,310
Bonus $0.00 - $14,848
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$38,482 - $70,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 804
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $16.73 - $66.59
Overtime $18.24
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,848
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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$38,482 - $70,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral research associates generally assist tenured professors and/or senior researchers and work in a university environment or laboratory, though they also work independently. They often assist principal investigators in performing experimental investigations; on behalf of principal investigators, they may provide guidance to laboratory technicians and/or support staff. They may need to utilize recording devices or use statistical procedures for research relevant to their assigned field, and are also required to review quality control of various laboratory techniques.

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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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,796

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

Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associates will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). Philadelphia ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (11 percent lower) and Chicago (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
5-9 years
85%
10-19 years
15%

Skills That Affect Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Data Modeling
▲11%

Biophysics
▲7%

Matlab
▲3%

Physics
▲3%

Bioinformatics
▲1%

Statistical Analysis
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Data Analysis
▼2%

Clinical Research
▼2%

Stem Cell
▼2%


Biotechnology
▼4%


Material Science
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 12%