Associate Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$66,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$66,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Yale University
Highest Paying City
Thousand Oaks, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does an associate scientist make?
Associate Scientists in America make, on average, $66,098 a year or $31.78 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $50,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $85,000. Health Care companies and Pharmaceutical companies have the most job opportunities for Associate Scientists. California, Hawaii, Nevada, Connecticut, and New Jersey are some of the states with the best Associate Scientist salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Associate Scientist is 3.2 years.
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Average Associate Scientist Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Associate Scientist in the USA is $66,098 annually or $31.78 hourly. Associate Scientists make the most in Thousand Oaks, CA at about $89,031 per year. The average starting salary in Thousand Oaks, CA for Associate Scientists is $60,000. California, Hawaii, Nevada, Connecticut, and New Jersey are the states with the highest payscale for Associate Scientists. Colorado, Mississippi, Nebraska, Utah, and Missouri are the lowest earners.

Map of Associate Scientist Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Associate Scientist Salary By Company

Associate Scientists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Pharmaceutical companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Associate Scientists at Yale University and Johns Hopkins University report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Emory University and University of California Press report highly competitive salaries for Associate Scientists.

Associate Scientist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Associate Scientist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Associate Scientist can range from $50,062 to $86,313 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$47,476
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$39,653
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$79,306
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$83,480
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$41,740
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