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Assistant Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$59,000
$45,000
$59,000
$78,000
The average assistant scientist makes about $59,857 per year. That's $28.78 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $45,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $78,000. Many of assistant scientists seem to be drawn to education and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case assistant scientists tend to work at non profits, health care, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Nevada, California and New Jersey pay assistant scientists the highest salaries.
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Map of Assistant Scientist Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Assistant Scientist Salary By Location

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

City
Average Salary
Mountain View, CA
Mountain View, CA
$89,304
$89k
Paterson, NJ
Paterson, NJ
$83,539
$84k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$80,582
$81k
Hilo, HI
Hilo, HI
$75,668
$76k
Falmouth, MA
Falmouth, MA
$74,963
$75k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$74,909
$75k
Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA
$71,358
$71k
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
$67,620
$68k
Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL
$61,975
$62k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$61,477
$61k

High Paying Assistant Scientist Jobs

Average Assistant Scientist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an assistant scientist, working for Johns Hopkins University or Emory University might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Mount Sinai Health System and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution report highly competitive salaries for assistant scientists.

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Assistant Scientist Salary History

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    Average Assistant Scientist Pay By Industry

    The salary for an assistant scientist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for assistant scientists tend to be found in non profits, health care, and manufacturing companies. In fact, assistant scientists can make a yearly salary of $71,455 while working for non profits companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $71,455
    $71k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $69,888
    $70k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $66,706
    $67k
    Education
    Education
    $64,860
    $65k
    Pharmaceutical
    Pharmaceutical
    $48,699
    $49k

    Assistant Scientist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an assistant 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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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    $85,713
    $85,713
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    09/11/2020
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    $55,000
    $55,000
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    Colby, KS
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    $36,240
    $36,240
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    Colby, KS
    08/10/2020
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    $36,240
    $36,240
    08/10/2020
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    07/29/2020
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    $50,000
    $50,000
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    Manhattan, KS
    Manhattan, KS
    07/08/2020
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    $36,356
    $36,356
    07/08/2020
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    Manhattan, KS
    Manhattan, KS
    07/06/2020
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    $36,356
    $36,356
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    Madison, WI
    06/26/2020
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    $45,000
    $45,000
    06/26/2020
    Assistant Scientist
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    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    06/20/2020
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    $85,713
    $85,713
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    Manhattan, KS
    Manhattan, KS
    05/08/2020
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    $35,583
    $35,583
    05/08/2020