Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary in San Diego, California

$48,265
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$3,250
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The average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Diego, California is $48,265.
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$40k - $64k
Bonus
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$41k - $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.

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Career Paths

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Skills in Research Analysis, Data Analysis and Bioinformatics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.

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 $44,030 based on 9 salaries. An early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,372 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,445 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Postdoctoral Research Associate in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 70 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.9%
Early Career
58.6%
Mid Career
21.4%
Experienced
7.1%

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