Postdoctoral Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
$42,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Applied Materials
Highest Paying City
West Haven, CT
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a postdoctoral associate make?
The national average salary for a Postdoctoral Associate in the United States is $51,273 per year or $24.65 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $62,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $42,000 per year. Most Postdoctoral Associate jobs are in Education companies and Non Profits companies. States with the highest Postdoctoral Associate salaries include Nevada, Connecticut, Alaska, California, and New Jersey. The typical employment for a Postdoctoral Associate is 2.5 years.

Average Postdoctoral Associate Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Postdoctoral Associate in the United States is $51,273 per year or $24.65 per hour. The city with the highest Postdoctoral Associate salary is West Haven, CT at $64,930 per year. The average entry-level salary in West Haven, CT is $41,000. Nevada, Connecticut, Alaska, California, and New Jersey are the highest paying states. Ohio, Nebraska, Mississippi, Michigan, and Missouri have the lowest reported salaries for Postdoctoral Associates.

Map of Postdoctoral Associate Salaries

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

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Average Postdoctoral Associate Salary By Company

Postdoctoral Associates report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Education companies and Non Profits companies have the most job opportunities for Postdoctoral Associates. Postdoctoral Associates at Applied Materials and Cytec Industries report the highest salaries. Companies like Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Johnson & Johnson also report very competitive wages for Postdoctoral Associates.

Postdoctoral Associate Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Postdoctoral Associate Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Postdoctoral Associate can range from $38,834 to $66,954 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.

Recently Added Postdoctoral Associate Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Postdoctoral Associate
04/11/2020
$50,004
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Associate
04/10/2020
$44,000
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Associate (Faculty)
03/09/2020
$48,000
Postdoctoral Associate
03/06/2020
$50,000
Rutgers University
Race and Gender Postdoctoral Associate
02/16/2020
$60,000
Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (Iema)
02/14/2020
$35,000
Postdoctoral Associate
01/22/2020
$45,000
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Associate
01/15/2020
$48,000
Postdoctoral Associate
01/10/2020
$50,004
Postdoctoral Associate
12/21/2019
$22,272
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