Average Experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

$51,433
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,400
Bonus
$2,585
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The average salary for an Experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate is $51,433.
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MEDIAN $51,433
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Salary
$40k - $74k
Bonus
$0 - $50k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$39k - $77k

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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
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Skills in Research Analysis and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis, 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 $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. A mid-career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,264 based on 629 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 San Francisco, California earn an average of 36.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (13.2% more) and New York, New York (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (12.0% less) and Houston, Texas (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,518 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.4%
Early Career
58.6%
Mid Career
25.0%
Late Career
1.0%

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