Average Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

$46,307
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$75
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Postdoctoral Research Associate is $46,307.
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$37k
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$46k
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$66k
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MEDIAN $46,307
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Salary
$37k - $66k
Bonus
$0 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$509 - $3k
Total Pay
$37k - $66k

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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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Popular Skills for Postdoctoral Research Associate

Skills in Research Analysis, Data Analysis and Statistical Analysis 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 early career Postdoctoral Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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. An experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,433 based on 186 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 10.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.6% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (10.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,316 survey responses.
Early Career
63.7%
Mid Career
27.2%
Experienced
8.0%
Late Career
1.1%

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