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Senior Research Associate Demographics in the US

The average employee age for senior research associates is 41 years. The senior research associate workforce reached a whopping 20,138 in 2020!

Among senior research associates, we discovered that 40.8% of them are women, while 49.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among senior research associates is White, which makes up 72.6% of all senior research associates. Comparatively, there are 12.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of senior research associates are located in NY, New York and CA, San Diego.

Senior Research Associate Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 20,138 senior research associates currently employed in the United States.
  • 40.8% of all senior research associates are women, while only 49.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed senior research associate is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of senior research associates is White (72.6%), followed by Asian (12.3%) and Hispanic or Latino (6.9%).
  • The majority of senior research associates are located in NY, New York and CA, San Diego.
  • Senior research associates are most in-demand in Cambridge, MA.
  • Senior research associates are paid an average annual salary of $62,349.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $87,899, the highest in the US.
  • Senior research associates average starting salary is $45,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid senior research associates earn as much as $85,000 or more.
  • Massachusetts is the best state for senior research associates to live.
  • Senior research associates are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to education companies.

Senior Research Associate Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among senior research associates is White, which makes up 72.6% of all senior research associates. Comparatively, there are 12.3% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 72.6%
  • Asian, 12.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.9%
  • Black or African American, 4.7%
  • Unknown, 3.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Research Associates

The chart below shows that 25.8% of senior research associates speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.3% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 12.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 25.8%
  • French, 13.3%
  • Chinese, 12.9%
  • Mandarin, 8.0%
  • Italian, 4.9%
  • Other, 35.1%

Types of Senior Research Associate Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for senior research associates. The most common degree for senior research associates is bachelor's degree. In fact, 57% of senior research associates earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 22% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 13%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 57%
  • Masters degree, 22%
  • Doctorate degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

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Senior Research Associate Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ senior research associates. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior research associates is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior research associates.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Senior Research Associate Work In

Employees with the senior research associate job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior research associates prefer to work at public companies over education companies.

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Education

Private

Public

Government

Top Industries Hiring Senior Research Associates

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior research associates. Those industries include health care, education and pharmaceutical.

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Health Care

Education

Pharmaceutical

Fortune 500

Finance

Senior Research Associate Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as senior research associates. Keep reading to find out what the results for senior research associates were.

Senior Research Associate Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among senior research associates.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Senior Research Associate Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior research associate position over time.

Male
Female
66%
63%
61%
58%
56%
53%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Senior Research Associate Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of senior research associates changed.

  • Unemployment rate

The Average Number of Years That Senior Research Associate Stay in a Job

By looking over 5,168 senior research associates resumes, we figured out that the average senior research associate enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Research Associate Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior research associate employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior research associates is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Senior Research Associate Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Senior Research Associate49%41%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Senior Research Associate
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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Senior Research Associate Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$67,319
female-income
Female Income
$65,700

Senior Research Associate Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$86,140
$81,982
$77,824
$73,666
$69,508
$65,351
$61,193
$57,035
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Senior Research Associate Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$65,984
Master's Degree$75,953
Doctorate Degree$94,254

Senior Research Associate Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$104,527
$94,254
$83,981
$73,708
$63,435
$53,162
$42,888
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Senior Research Associates Earn The Most?

The map here shows where senior research associates earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Research Associates Located?

By looking through more than 5,168 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior research associates are NY, New York and CA, San Diego.

Number of Senior Research Associates

Where Are Senior Research Associates In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior research associates are in the most demand.

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