How much does a Research Associate make?

Updated Oct 21, 2021

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$59,333 /yr
Average Base Pay

31,436 salaries

$40K

Low

$59K

Average

$87K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Research Associate is $59,333 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Research Associate salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 31436 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Associate employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Associate Research Assistant$59,749 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$54,444 /yr
Career Path

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4.5

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Associate

$61,610

 /yr
Range: $33K - $84K
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$33K

$84K

$32,622 - $83,672 Range

University of Maryland
4.3

University of Maryland

Research Associate

$63,788

 /yr
Range: $37K - $99K

$37K

$99K

$37,064 - $98,767 Range

Case Western Reserve University
4.1

Case Western Reserve University

Research Associate

$52,987

 /yr
Range: $31K - $87K

$31K

$87K

$30,954 - $86,553 Range

University of Pittsburgh
4.1

University of Pittsburgh

Research Associate

$52,736

 /yr
Range: $26K - $85K

$26K

$85K

$26,016 - $84,881 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Research Associate

$65,380

 /yr
Range: $28K - $523K

$28K

$523K

$27,626 - $523,387 Range

Brookhaven National Laboratory
4.1

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Associate

$67,672

 /yr
Range: $59K - $97K

$59K

$97K

$58,538 - $96,763 Range

The Scripps Research Institute
4.1

The Scripps Research Institute

Research Associate

$52,479

 /yr
Range: $38K - $65K

$38K

$65K

$37,956 - $65,000 Range

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Northwestern University
4.2

Northwestern University

Research Associate

$58,485

 /yr
Range: $30K - $105K

$30K

$105K

$30,055 - $105,275 Range

CoStar Group
2.9

CoStar Group

Research Associate

$55,550

 /yr
Range: $21K - $72K

$21K

$72K

$20,641 - $72,436 Range

University of Minnesota
4.3

University of Minnesota

Research Associate

$58,514

 /yr
Range: $31K - $102K

$31K

$102K

$31,048 - $101,740 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

Research Associate

$60,735

 /yr
Range: $24K - $89K

$24K

$89K

$24,035 - $88,812 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.2

The Johns Hopkins University

Research Associate

$64,363

 /yr
Range: $27K - $106K

$27K

$106K

$27,365 - $106,258 Range

Mayo Clinic
4.2

Mayo Clinic

Research Associate

$65,567

 /yr
Range: $31K - $102K

$31K

$102K

$31,393 - $102,262 Range

University of Colorado Boulder
4.3

University of Colorado Boulder

Research Associate

$57,340

 /yr
Range: $34K - $106K

$34K

$106K

$34,122 - $106,318 Range

University of Virginia
4.3

University of Virginia

Research Associate

$52,726

 /yr
Range: $39K - $80K

$39K

$80K

$38,726 - $80,190 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Research Associate

$59,370

 /yr
Range: $28K - $88K

$28K

$88K

$28,144 - $88,221 Range

Cornell University
4.5

Cornell University

Research Associate

$64,466

 /yr
Range: $45K - $111K

$45K

$111K

$45,496 - $110,846 Range

Goldman Sachs
4

Goldman Sachs

Research Associate

$141,741

 /yr
Range: $90K - $207K

$90K

$207K

$90,186 - $207,391 Range

Genentech
4.2

Genentech

Research Associate

$91,058

 /yr
Range: $53K - $112K

$53K

$112K

$52,717 - $111,796 Range

University of Southern California
4.3

University of Southern California

Research Associate

$59,359

 /yr
Range: $33K - $112K

$33K

$112K

$32,936 - $111,694 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Associate salaries

The national average salary for a Research Associate is $59,333 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Associate salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 31436 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Associate employees.

The highest salary for a Research Associate in United States is $87,319 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Associate in United States is $40,316 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Research Associate or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Research Associate.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent research associate salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$93,576
per year
A Research Associate in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $93,576 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
A Research Associate in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$55,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$150,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$47,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $47,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Research Associate in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$130,000
per year
A Research Associate in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Additional Pay
$57k cash bonus
$5k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Research Associate II in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$65,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$20
hourly
A Research Associate in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
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