$48,768
Avg. Salary
$24.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$966

Bonus

$3,002

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is $24.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is $48,768 per year.

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MEDIAN $24.72
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$69k
90%
MEDIAN $48,768
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MEDIAN: $48,768
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$0$70K
Salary $38,542 - $68,566
Bonus $0.00 - $14,848
Profit Sharing $3,002
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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$38,753 - $70,599
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 786
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $13.63 - $66.94
Overtime $18.24
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,848
Profit Sharing $3,002
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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$38,753 - $70,599
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,919

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 57 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%

National Average
$49,000

▼1%

Data Analysis
▼2%

Stem Cell
▼2%


Clinical Research
▼3%

Biotechnology
▼4%


Material Science
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 13%