Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Los Alamos National Security
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a postdoctoral research associate make?
Postdoctoral Research Associates in America make an average salary of $49,771 per year or $23.93 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $65,000. Education companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Alaska, Nevada, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut have the highest paying Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs. Most Postdoctoral Research Associates spend 2.8 years in the position.

Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary By Location

Postdoctoral Research Associates in the United States of America make on average $49,771 a year or $23.93 per hour. Los Angeles, CA reports the highest annual salary for Postdoctoral Research Associates at 62,214. Not only that, Los Angeles, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $45,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Postdoctoral Research Associate salaries are Alaska, Nevada, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The lowest earning states are North Dakota, Nebraska, Mississippi, Michigan, and Missouri.

Map of Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

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

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Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary By Company

Postdoctoral Research Associates can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs are in Education companies and Education companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Postdoctoral Research Associates are Los Alamos National Security and Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition, companies like Battelle and Millennium Pharmaceuticals report highly competitive salaries for Postdoctoral Research Associates.

Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Postdoctoral Research Associate works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Energy companies, Education companies, and Health Care companies tend to have the highest salaries for Postdoctoral Research Associates. Salaries for Postdoctoral Research Associates in Energy companies average $63,075 annually, while Education companies and Health Care companies pay $49,904 and $48,088, respectively. The types of companies that pay Postdoctoral Research Associates the least are in the Non Profits industry, where the average annual salary is $41,593.
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
Non Profits
Non Profits

Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Postdoctoral Research Associate can range from $37,696 to $64,993 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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