Average Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

$49,264
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$700
Bonus
$5,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate is $49,264.
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MEDIAN $49,264
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Salary
$40k - $68k
Bonus
$0 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$40k - $70k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Postdoctoral Research Associate

The top respondents for the job title Postdoctoral Research Associate are from the companies California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Merck & Co., Inc. and University of Texas (UT) - Austin. Reported salaries are highest at Merck & Co., Inc. where the average pay is $56,500. University of Texas (UT) - Austin pays the lowest at around $50,000.

Career Paths

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
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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 Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Research Analysis.

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 $46,307 based on 388 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,070 based on 1,476 salaries. An experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,433 based on 186 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 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (9.6% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.6% less) and Seattle, Washington (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,075 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.7%
Early Career
71.1%
Experienced
9.0%
Late Career
1.2%

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