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Assistant Research Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$62,000
$47,000
$62,000
$83,000
Assistant research scientists in the United States make an average salary of $62,785 per year or $30.19 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $47,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $83,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, New Jersey, Arizona, California, and Delaware provide the highest assistant research scientist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Tempe, AZ
$72,294
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Map of Assistant Research Scientist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Assistant Research Scientists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Assistant Research Scientist Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Hawaii, New Jersey and Arizona, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for assistant research scientists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Vermont, Wyoming, and Utah.

City
Average Salary
Urban Honolulu, HI
Urban Honolulu, HI
$92,668
$93k
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
$74,495
$74k
Tempe, AZ
Tempe, AZ
$72,294
$72k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$70,996
$71k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$66,783
$67k
Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, FL
$63,544
$64k
El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX
$60,779
$61k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$59,269
$59k
Madison, WI
Madison, WI
$57,790
$58k
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
$55,847
$56k

High Paying Assistant Research Scientist Jobs

Average Assistant Research Scientist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an assistant research scientist, working for Morgan State University or Baylor University might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and The University of Southern Mississippi report highly competitive salaries for assistant research scientists.

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    Average Assistant Research Scientist Pay By Industry

    Assistant research scientist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, education, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, an assistant research scientist can make a yearly salary of $69,163 while working for technology companies. All the while, other assistant research scientists are making $62,498 at education companies and $62,206 at manufacturing companies. One industry assistant research scientists may want to avoid is the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $60,661.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $69,163
    $69k
    Education
    Education
    $62,498
    $62k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $62,206
    $62k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $60,661
    $61k

    Assistant Research Scientist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an assistant research scientist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $46,138
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    $45,455
    $45,455
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