RESEARCH ASSOCIATE SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$61,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$61,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Cepheid
Highest Paying City
Minneapolis, MN
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a research associate make?
Research Associates in the US make on average $61,940 annually or $29.78 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $101,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Associates are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Research Associate salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, and New Jersey. Most Research Associates spend 2.6 years in the position.

Average Research Associate Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Research Associate makes. Professional companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Research Associates at Cepheid and Goldman Sachs report the highest salaries. Companies like Janney Montgomery Scott and Matthews International also pay high salaries to their Research Associates.

Average Research Associate Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Research Associate in the United States is $61,940 per year or $29.78 per hour. Minneapolis, MN reports the highest annual salary for Research Associates at 67,191. The average entry-level salary in Minneapolis, MN is $37,000. Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, and New Jersey are the highest paying states. Alabama, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Maine are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Minneapolis, MN
$67,191
2
Newark, NJ
$64,127
3
New York, NY
$63,917
4
Philadelphia, PA
$62,647
5
Miami, FL
$62,640

Average Research Associate Salary By Industry

Research Associate salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Finance companies, Manufacturing companies, and Pharmaceutical companies pay their Research Associates well. Finance companies pay their Research Associates the highest wages, averaging $73,329 per year. Manufacturing companies and Pharmaceutical companies pay well too, at $67,839 and $64,384, respectively. The average salary for Research Associates in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $54,816.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Finance
$73,329
2
Manufacturing
$67,839
3
Pharmaceutical
$64,384
4
Health Care
$62,640
5
Professional
$60,290

RECENTLY ADDED Research Associate SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Raleigh, NC
10/31/2019
$48,000
Southern University System
Research Associate
Baton Rouge, LA
10/31/2019
$45,000
Purdue University
Research Associate
10/31/2019
$52,000
Univ of Ne West Cent Research & Extension
Research Associate
10/31/2019
$39,653
The Trustees of Indiana University
Research Associate
10/31/2019
$70,000
Service Employees International Union
Research Associate
Washington, DC
10/30/2019
$56,580
Michigan State University
Research Associate
10/29/2019
$47,500
Dallas, TX
10/28/2019
$53,000
University of Texas at San Antonio
Research Associate
San Antonio, TX
10/28/2019
$60,782
Ohio State University
Research Associate
Columbus, OH
10/27/2019
$65,000
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