Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Research Associate (Unspecified Type) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $46,170 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management and Policy Analysis. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$34,903 - $77,166
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$46K
$77K
MEDIAN: $45,732
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$9.86 - $22.10
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MEDIAN: $14.83
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$0$79K
Salary $34,903 - $77,166
Bonus $993 - $24,957
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,788 - $79,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.86 - $22.10
Overtime $10.13
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $993 - $24,957
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,788 - $79,096
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

If you enjoy getting to the bottom of things or being able to discover new things through vigorous hours of long hard research, then being a research associate may be a great career for you. Although the specific job duties of a research associate depend greatly on what type of company one is employed by, the work will be similar in general. One cannot simply apply to become a research associate without the proper experience; generally speaking, an advanced educational degree is normally required for one to be considered for such a position. Typically, a person who holds down this position will be doing extensive research for pharmaceutical companies, medical related companies, scientific labs, archeological excavations, various physiological studies, as well as numerous other areas where the expertise of critical research is needed. One of those places often comes via an extensive legal trial, as law firms will often seek the help of a research associate in order to help them with a difficult case. In other scenarios, major universities may hire a research associate on a temporary basis in order to help them complete a certain type of study. In these types of cases, research associates are counted on to give lectures to students as well. An individual works as a research associate usually will also be required to organize statistics, create scientific documents, as well as other similar tasks that involve a high degree of knowledge. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Tasks

  • Gather, process and analyze data or information.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Job Listings

Key Stats for Research Associate (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%

Experience Affects Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Research Associate (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Project Management
▲20%

Policy Analysis
▲12%

Technical Writing
▲6%

Proposal Writing
▲6%

Research Analysis
▲5%

Online Research
▲5%

SPSS
▲5%


Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Recruiting
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Market Research
▼1%

Biotechnology
▼11%

Molecular Biology
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 11%