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Research Associate

Research associates passionately pursue facts to answer the big questions that are most important to organizations.

Overview

A research associate, sometimes called a research assistant or research analyst, is responsible for doing research on an assigned topic, and providing analysis and reporting. Research associates can be found at a wide variety of employers, including financial institutions, universities, biotech companies, and insurance firms. While the domain of knowledge will vary greatly across industries, a research associate will typically be responsible for the research and collection of information, analysis of that information given a project's expressed goals and presentation of findings/results to help inform decisions on a project or within an organization. Successful research associates typically have a keen attention to detail, are analytical and can easily recommend actions based upon the gathered data/facts.

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Pros
  • work life balance
  • work environment
  • good benefits
Cons
  • work life balance
  • upper management
  • senior management
  • Median Salary
  • Number of Jobs
  • Unemployment Rate

Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Research Associate salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$51,818
$37k $106k
Washington DC
$51,588
$40k $72k
Iowa City, IA
$65,907
$45k $72k
Austin, TX
$60,000
$45k $90k
New York City, NY
$60,000
$40k $115k

Top Paying Companies

Research Associate salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1.GSEC

Salary
$129,189
Headquarters
New York, 061
Size
32,400+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$13B+ (USD) per year

2.BoA Merrill Lynch

Salary
$123,000
Website
Headquarters
New York
Size
64,200+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
No Reported (USD) per year

3.Moody's Analytics

Salary
$121,620
Headquarters
New York
Size
3,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$1B+ (USD) per year

4.Goldman Sachs

Salary
$113,283
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
36,800+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

5.AllianceBernstein

Salary
$109,700
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
3,300+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$1B+ (USD) per year

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