Research Fellow Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$50,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$50,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
HP
Highest Paying City
Fairbanks, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does a research fellow make?
As a Research Fellow in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $50,144 per year or $24.11 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 32,000. The top 10 percent earn over $68,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $36,000 annually. Health Care companies and Education companies have the most job opportunities for Research Fellows. States with the highest Research Fellow salaries include Alaska, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California. The typical employment in the position spans 2.4 years.

Average Research Fellow Salary By Location

As a Research Fellow in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $50,144 per year or $24.11 per hour. Fairbanks, AK reports the highest annual salary for Research Fellows at 65,556. The average starting salary in Fairbanks, AK for Research Fellows is $53,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Research Fellow salaries are Alaska, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California. The lowest earning states are Louisiana, Nebraska, Mississippi, Michigan, and West Virginia.

Map of Research Fellow Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Research Fellow Salary By Company

If you are a Research Fellow, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Research Fellow jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. Research Fellows at HP and General Electric report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like IBM or Hewlett Packard Enterprise, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Research Fellows.

Research Fellow Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Research Fellow Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Research Fellow can range from $37,979 to $65,480 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 Fellow Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
University of Utah
Post Doctoral Fellow In Tumor Immunology
04/27/2020
$48,000
Post Doctoral Fellow-Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
04/22/2020
$52,500
West Virginia University
Post Doctoral Fellow-Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
04/21/2020
$52,500
Post DOC Teaching Scholar
04/21/2020
$40,000
Dickinson State University
Post Doctoral Research Fellow-Biomedical Sciences, Position #00027605
04/16/2020
$42,000
University of South Carolina
Post Doctoral Fellow
04/11/2020
$48,432
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Post Doctoral Fellow
04/02/2020
$48,000
USDA ARS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Geneticist or Nutritionist)
03/27/2020
$62,758
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Post-Doctoral Fellow-Biology
03/21/2020
$44,337
University of Utah
Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
03/18/2020
$75,000
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