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Associate Scientist Demographics in the US

The average employee age for associate scientists is 40 years. The associate scientist workforce reached a whopping 36,391 in 2020!

Among associate scientists, we discovered that 47.6% of them are women, while 44.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among associate scientists is White, which makes up 55.2% of all associate scientists. Comparatively, there are 27.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of associate scientists are located in MA, Cambridge and MD, Rockville.

Associate Scientist Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 36,391 associate scientists currently employed in the United States.
  • 47.6% of all associate scientists are women, while only 44.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed associate scientist is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of associate scientists is White (55.2%), followed by Asian (27.7%) and Hispanic or Latino (8.0%).
  • The majority of associate scientists are located in MA, Cambridge and MD, Rockville.
  • Associate scientists are most in-demand in Cambridge, MA.
  • Associate scientists are paid an average annual salary of $73,488.
  • The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for associate scientists.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $102,569, the highest in the US.
  • Associate scientists average starting salary is $51,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid associate scientists earn as much as $104,000 or more.
  • 21% of all associate scientists are LGBT.
  • California is the best state for associate scientists to live.
  • Associate scientists are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Associate Scientist Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among associate scientists is White, which makes up 55.2% of all associate scientists. Comparatively, there are 27.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 55.2%
  • Asian, 27.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Associate Scientists

The chart below shows that 33.6% of associate scientists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 14.5% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 8.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 33.6%
  • French, 14.5%
  • Chinese, 8.6%
  • German, 8.6%
  • Mandarin, 5.9%
  • Other, 28.8%

Types of Associate Scientist Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for associate scientists. The most common degree for associate scientists is bachelor's degree. In fact, 71% of associate scientists earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 16% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 71%
  • Masters degree, 16%
  • Doctorate degree, 5%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

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Associate Scientist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ associate scientists. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most associate scientists is the pharmaceutical industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire associate scientists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Associate Scientist Work In

Employees with the associate scientist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most associate scientists prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Top Industries Hiring Associate Scientists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ associate scientists. Those industries include pharmaceutical, health care and manufacturing.

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Pharmaceutical

Health Care

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Education

Associate Scientist Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as associate scientists. Keep reading to find out what the results for associate scientists were.

Associate Scientist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among associate scientists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Associate Scientist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the associate scientist position over time.

Male
Female
63%
60%
57%
53%
50%
47%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Associate Scientist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of associate scientists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of an Associate Scientist Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of associate scientists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Associate Scientist Stay in a Job

By looking over 5,720 associate scientists resumes, we figured out that the average associate scientist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Associate Scientist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of associate scientist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of associate scientists is 40+ years old, which represents 46% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Associate Scientist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, field agronomist and procurement forester have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Animal Behaviorist22%78%
Public Health Microbiologist25%70%
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens25%70%
Associate Scientist44%48%
Forestry Consultant86%7%
Procurement Forester87%8%
Field Agronomist87%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Field Agronomist
Procurement Forester
Forestry Consultant
Associate Scientist
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens
Public Health Microbiologist
Animal Behaviorist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Associate Scientists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to associate scientists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Research Chemist7.15%
Student Research Assistant11.26%
Meteorologist15.19%
Clinical Geneticist18.62%
Associate Scientist21.10%
Planner31.58%
Clinical Fellow34.48%

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Associate Scientist Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$70,029
female-income
Female Income
$69,077

Associate Scientist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Black or African American men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$71,897
$71,038
$70,179
$69,320
$68,461
$67,602
$66,743
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Associate Scientist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$65,927
Master's Degree$70,073
Doctorate Degree$72,054

Associate Scientist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$76,281
$74,167
$72,054
$69,941
$67,828
$65,715
$63,602
$61,489
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Associate Scientist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an associate scientist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of associate scientists is $95,962. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Associate Scientists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where associate scientists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Associate Scientists Located?

By looking through more than 5,720 resumes, we found that the most popular places for associate scientists are MA, Cambridge and MD, Rockville.

Number of Associate Scientists

Where Are Associate Scientists In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country associate scientists are in the most demand.

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