How much does a Research Associate make?

Updated Jun 15, 2021

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$58,349 /yr
Average Base Pay

30,090 salaries

$40K

Low

$58K

Average

$86K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Research Associate is $58,349 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Associate salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 30,090 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Associate employees.

Seniority Levels

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Associate Research Assistant$55,074 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$53,574 /yr
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4.6

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Associate

$60,396

 /yr
Range: $29K - $83K
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$29K

$83K

$28,505 - $83,334 Range

University of Maryland
4.3

University of Maryland

Research Associate

$52,350

 /yr
Range: $18K - $105K

$18K

$105K

$17,699 - $105,488 Range

Case Western Reserve University
4.1

Case Western Reserve University

Research Associate

$51,622

 /yr
Range: $21K - $84K

$21K

$84K

$21,295 - $83,532 Range

University of Pittsburgh
4.1

University of Pittsburgh

Research Associate

$49,208

 /yr
Range: $21K - $331K

$21K

$331K

$20,557 - $330,514 Range

The Scripps Research Institute
4.1

The Scripps Research Institute

Research Associate

$51,204

 /yr
Range: $36K - $438K

$36K

$438K

$36,415 - $438,113 Range

Harvard University
4.3

Harvard University

Research Associate

$58,519

 /yr
Range: $32K - $143K

$32K

$143K

$32,050 - $143,005 Range

University of Minnesota
4.4

University of Minnesota

Research Associate

$51,354

 /yr
Range: $18K - $135K

$18K

$135K

$17,774 - $135,173 Range

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Northwestern University
4.3

Northwestern University

Research Associate

$49,241

 /yr
Range: $24K - $116K

$24K

$116K

$23,714 - $116,211 Range

CoStar Group
3.1

CoStar Group

Research Associate

$58,788

 /yr
Range: $21K - $78K

$21K

$78K

$21,377 - $78,471 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.3

The Johns Hopkins University

Research Associate

$59,739

 /yr
Range: $22K - $116K

$22K

$116K

$22,016 - $115,862 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

Research Associate

$54,947

 /yr
Range: $16K - $98K

$16K

$98K

$15,828 - $97,874 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Research Associate

$51,471

 /yr
Range: $21K - $106K

$21K

$106K

$21,208 - $105,726 Range

The Ohio State University
4.2

The Ohio State University

Research Associate

$29,466

 /yr
Range: $17K - $81K

$17K

$81K

$17,036 - $80,569 Range

Michigan State University
4.4

Michigan State University

Research Associate

$51,112

 /yr
Range: $18K - $101K

$18K

$101K

$18,030 - $101,283 Range

Brookhaven National Laboratory
4.1

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Associate

$67,112

 /yr
Range: $24K - $95K

$24K

$95K

$24,433 - $95,039 Range

University of Colorado Boulder
4.3

University of Colorado Boulder

Research Associate

$52,406

 /yr
Range: $23K - $151K

$23K

$151K

$22,690 - $151,185 Range

Genentech
4.3

Genentech

Research Associate

$94,452

 /yr
Range: $57K - $164K

$57K

$164K

$56,677 - $163,676 Range

University of Virginia
4.3

University of Virginia

Research Associate

$51,419

 /yr
Range: $20K - $87K

$20K

$87K

$19,842 - $87,411 Range

Penn State
4.3

Penn State

Research Associate

$52,167

 /yr
Range: $18K - $107K

$18K

$107K

$17,893 - $106,766 Range

Cornell University
4.5

Cornell University

Research Associate

$55,045

 /yr
Range: $24K - $312K

$24K

$312K

$23,675 - $311,514 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$22
hourly
A Research Associate in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$33
hourly
A Research Associate in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $33 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital
$50,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$71,021
per year
A Research Associate II in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $71,021 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$49,880
per year
A Research Associate in the Iowa City, IA Area area reported making $49,880 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Iowa City, IA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$45,945
per year
A Research Associate in the Ardmore, OK Area area reported making $45,945 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Ardmore, OK Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$53,000
per year
A Research Associate I in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $53,000 per year
Job Highlights
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$65,951
per year
A Research Associate II in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $65,951 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
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