Average Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$47,161
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chicago, Illinois is $47,161.
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$38k
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$47k
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$68k
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MEDIAN $47,161
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$38k - $68k
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$38k - $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.

Career Paths

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Research Scientist
Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
Research Scientist, Biotechnology
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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 $44,650 based on 12 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,986 based on 29 salaries.
Employees with Postdoctoral Research Associate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (14.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 41 survey responses.
Entry Level
29.3%
Early Career
70.7%

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