Research Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$55,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$55,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Integra Seating
Highest Paying City
Newark, NJ
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 $55,466 annually or $26.67 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $78,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Associates are in Education companies and Health Care companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Research Associate salaries are Alaska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Massachusetts. Most Research Associates spend 2.6 years in the position.

Average Research Associate Salary By Location

Research Associates in the US makes an average salary of $55,466 per year or $26.67 per hour. Research Associates make the most in Newark, NJ at about $67,904 per year. Not only that, Newark, NJ also has an average entry-level salary of $41,000. Alaska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Massachusetts are the top 5 highest earning states for Research Associates. The lowest earning states are Iowa, Kansas, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Utah.

Map of Research Associate Salaries

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

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Average Research Associate Salary By Company

Research Associates report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Associates are in Education companies and Health Care companies. Research Associates at Integra Seating and Goldman Sachs report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Morgan Stanley and Lehman's report highly competitive salaries for Research Associates.
Company
Average Salary
$153,244
$153k
$148,658
$149k
$143,425
$143k
$135,957
$136k

Average Research Associate Pay By Industry

Wages for Research Associates can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Pharmaceutical companies, Finance companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Research Associates. Salaries for Research Associates in Pharmaceutical companies average $75,687 annually, while Finance companies and Manufacturing companies pay $73,013 and $64,490, respectively. At $46,106, the average salary for Research Associates in the Education industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$75,687
$76k
Finance
Finance
$73,013
$73k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$64,490
$64k
Technology
Technology
$63,915
$64k
Health Care
Health Care
$56,938
$57k
Education
Education
$46,106
$46k

Research Associate Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Research Associate Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Research Associate can range from $46,503 to $47,459 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 Research Associate Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Research Associate 2-Social
04/28/2020
$47,476
Uconn Health Center
SP-Research Associate 1
04/27/2020
$76,551
Research Associate
04/26/2020
$53,018
Research Associate
04/23/2020
$30,212
University of South Carolina
Research Associate
04/23/2020
$30,000
Research Associate
04/22/2020
$42,038
Research Associate
04/17/2020
$70,000
Research Associate
04/15/2020
$39,653
Epidemiology Research Associate
04/14/2020
$65,937
Research Associate
04/11/2020
$60,000
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