Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

$54,772
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The average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is $54,772.
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$48k
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$55k
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$65k
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MEDIAN $54,772
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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, Stanford University and University of Texas (UT) - Austin. Reported salaries are highest at University of Washington (UW) where the average pay is $52,347. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stanford University and Columbia University, earning around $52,280 and $51,500, respectively. University of Chicago pays the lowest at around $48,491. Harvard University and National Institutes of Health (NIH) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,271 and $50,167, respectively.

Career Paths

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Skills that pay less than market rate include Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Data 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 $45,662 based on 4 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,402 based on 7 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 11 survey responses.
Entry Level
36.4%
Early Career
63.6%

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