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How Much Does a Postdoctoral Associate Earn In The United States?

Postdoctoral Associate Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$49,000
$39,000
$49,000
$61,000
Postdoctoral associates in the United States make an average salary of $49,296 per year or $23.7 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $61,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, Alaska, Delaware, California, and Connecticut provide the highest postdoctoral associate salaries.
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Where Postdoctoral Associates Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Postdoctoral Associates Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Nevada, Alaska and Delaware, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for postdoctoral associates. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Carolina, Georgia, and West Virginia.
Location
City
Average Salary

West Haven, CT

Salary Range47k - 74k$60k$59,614

Newark, NJ

Salary Range46k - 74k$59k$59,025

College Park, MD

Salary Range45k - 73k$58k$57,669

San Diego, CA

Salary Range46k - 69k$57k$56,743

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range43k - 70k$56k$55,617

Minneapolis, MN

Salary Range40k - 62k$51k$50,601

Fayetteville, AR

Salary Range39k - 63k$50k$50,283

New York, NY

Salary Range38k - 61k$49k$48,979

Worcester, MA

Salary Range39k - 59k$48k$48,213

Durham, NC

Salary Range38k - 60k$48k$48,200
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$74k

High Paying Postdoctoral Associate Jobs

Which Companies Pay Postdoctoral Associates The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a postdoctoral associate, being employed by a company such as Cytec Industries or Applied Materials would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Procter & Gamble and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals also report highly competitive salaries for postdoctoral associates.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Cytec Industries
Salary Range75k - 82k$79k$79,140
Applied Materials
Salary Range58k - 81k$69k$68,857
Procter & Gamble
Salary Range56k - 65k$61k$60,857
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Salary Range52k - 67k$59k$59,276
Schrödinger Inc
Salary Range50k - 67k$58k$58,310
University of Illinois at Chicago
Salary Range46k - 61k$53k$53,041
University of Florida
Salary Range46k - 60k$53k$52,992
Arizona State University
Salary Range45k - 60k$53k$52,851
Iowa State University
Salary Range45k - 60k$53k$52,706
University of Minnesota
Salary Range45k - 60k$53k$52,642
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$82k

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    How Experience Affects Postdoctoral Associate Salaries

    The salary for a postdoctoral associate 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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