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Research Fellow Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$50,000
$36,000
$50,000
$68,000
Research fellows in the United States make an average salary of $50,144 per year or $24.11 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $68,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California provide the highest research fellow salaries.
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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 Location

While a research fellow can average a salary of $50,144 per year, or $24.11 per hour, there are many opportunities for research fellows to make more. For example, in Fairbanks, AK you might make $65,556 per year. Other high-paying locations include Farmington, CT, South San Francisco, CA and Baltimore, MD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Fairbanks, AK where the average starting salary is $53,000. The highest paying states for research fellows include Alaska, Nevada and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Mississippi offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Fairbanks, AK
Fairbanks, AK
$65,556
$66k
Farmington, CT
Farmington, CT
$61,958
$62k
South San Francisco, CA
South San Francisco, CA
$61,764
$62k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$58,003
$58k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$57,422
$57k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$53,816
$54k
Rochester, MN
Rochester, MN
$52,779
$53k
Little Rock, AR
Little Rock, AR
$52,489
$52k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$52,193
$52k
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem, NC
$52,114
$52k

High Paying Research Fellow Jobs

Average Research Fellow Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a research fellow, working for HP or General Electric might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise report highly competitive salaries for research fellows.

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Research Fellow Salary History

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    Research Fellow Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a research fellow can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Colorado State University
    Colorado State University
    Post-Doctoral Fellow In Collaborative Community-Based Aging Research
    Post-Doctoral Fellow In Collaborative Community-Based Aging Research
    Post-Doctoral Fellow In Collaborative Community-Based Aging Research
    Fort Collins, CO
    Fort Collins, CO
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $52,704
    $52,704
    10/30/2020
    Physics, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Condensed Matter
    Physics, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Condensed Matter
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Murfreesboro, TN
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/27/2020
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Anchorage, AK
    Anchorage, AK
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    10/23/2020
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Anchorage, AK
    Anchorage, AK
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    10/22/2020
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $52,704
    $52,704
    10/22/2020
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Castl
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Castl
    Charlottesville, VA
    Charlottesville, VA
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/22/2020
    Center for Global Development
    Center for Global Development
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 2021
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 2021
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 2021
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $75,000
    $75,000
    10/20/2020
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Aurora, CO
    Aurora, CO
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $52,700
    $52,700
    10/15/2020
    University of Utah
    University of Utah
    Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
    Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
    Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $52,704
    $52,704
    10/09/2020
    University of South Carolina
    University of South Carolina
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Columbia, SC
    Columbia, SC
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $52,704
    $52,704
    10/07/2020