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The average salary for a Senior Research Associate is $71,704.
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What Do Senior Research Associates Do?

Senior Research Associate Tasks
  • Research, prepare, and conduct data collection activities.
  • Act as the point-of-contact and represent the company's expertise in specialized research.
  • Design quality assurance measures and report on any findings.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor research projects using advanced statistical analysis and modeling techniques.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Research Associate

3.6 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Senior Research Associate are from the companies Gilead Sciences, Inc., Genentech, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Reported salaries are highest at Genentech, Inc. where the average pay is $111,181. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Takeda Pharmaceuticals and ICF International, earning around $79,329 and $77,182, respectively. Hanover Research pays the lowest at around $50,283. Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Amgen Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,822 and $74,806, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Research Associates?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Associates?

An entry-level Senior Research Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,123 based on 37 salaries. An early career Senior Research Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,595 based on 660 salaries. A mid-career Senior Research Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,223 based on 655 salaries. An experienced Senior Research Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,292 based on 427 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,344.
Employees with Senior Research Associate in their job title in South San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (20.9% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (11.1% less) and San Diego, California (1.4% less).

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