How much does a Research Associate make in Washington, DC?

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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$59,855 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,794 salaries

$44K

Low

$60K

Average

$82K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$2,877Range$640 - $12,931
The average salary for Research Associate is $59,855 per year in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 2794 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Associate employees in Washington, DC.

Seniority Levels

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Associate Research Assistant$60,652 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$60,251 /yr
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CoStar Group
2.9

CoStar Group

Research Associate

$47,816

 /yr
Range: $35K - $69K
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$35K

$69K

$34,541 - $69,496 Range

American Institutes for Research
3.6

American Institutes for Research

Research Associate

$56,421

 /yr
Range: $40K - $90K

$40K

$90K

$39,846 - $89,780 Range

Georgetown University
4.2

Georgetown University

Research Associate

$57,228

 /yr
Range: $35K - $75K

$35K

$75K

$35,276 - $75,034 Range

George Washington University
4

George Washington University

Research Associate

$56,670

 /yr
Range: $40K - $76K

$40K

$76K

$40,283 - $76,324 Range

EAB
4

EAB

Research Associate

$54,037

 /yr
Range: $52K - $60K

$52K

$60K

$51,728 - $59,775 Range

Children's National Hospital
3.7

Children's National Hospital

Research Associate

$78,391

 /yr
Range: $61K - $81K

$61K

$81K

$60,928 - $80,703 Range

Center for Strategic and International Studies
4.3

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Research Associate

$53,606

 /yr
Range: $47K - $63K

$47K

$63K

$46,527 - $63,333 Range

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Advisory Board
3.9

Advisory Board

Research Associate

$52,578

 /yr
Range: $45K - $61K

$45K

$61K

$44,633 - $60,787 Range

National Academy of Sciences
3.5

National Academy of Sciences

Research Associate

$57,254

 /yr
Range: $51K - $63K

$51K

$63K

$50,951 - $63,058 Range

Council on Foreign Relations
3.9

Council on Foreign Relations

Research Associate

$44,603

 /yr
Range: $41K - $71K

$41K

$71K

$40,761 - $70,766 Range

NERA Economic Consulting
3.9

NERA Economic Consulting

Research Associate

$81,850

 /yr
Range: $75K - $83K

$75K

$83K

$74,713 - $82,650 Range

Urban Institute
3.8

Urban Institute

Research Associate

$85,126

 /yr
Range: $58K - $116K

$58K

$116K

$58,233 - $115,846 Range

Howard University
3.5

Howard University

Research Associate

$58,576

 /yr
Range: $51K - $78K

$51K

$78K

$50,997 - $78,261 Range

Hanover Research
3.6

Hanover Research

Research Associate

$45,000

 /yr
Range: $41K - $58K

$41K

$58K

$40,894 - $57,622 Range

Economists Inc
4

Economists Inc

Research Associate

$65,356

 /yr
Range: $54K - $74K

$54K

$74K

$54,094 - $73,878 Range

Henry L. Stimson Center
4.3

Henry L. Stimson Center

Research Associate

$56,441

 /yr
Range: $46K - $71K

$46K

$71K

$46,437 - $71,002 Range

Pew Research Center
4.2

Pew Research Center

Research Associate

$86,213

 /yr
Range: $76K - $136K

$76K

$136K

$76,197 - $136,202 Range

Impaq International
3.9

Impaq International

Research Associate

$131,644

 /yr
Range: $114K - $139K

$114K

$139K

$113,857 - $138,829 Range

National Academy of Public Administration
3.2

National Academy of Public Administration

Research Associate

$41,238

 /yr
Range: $39K - $52K

$39K

$52K

$39,190 - $51,728 Range

AEI
4.3

AEI

Research Associate

$45,618

 /yr
Range: $42K - $66K

$42K

$66K

$42,000 - $65,901 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Associate salaries

The average salary for a Research Associate is $59,855 per year in Washington, DC. Salaries estimates are based on 2794 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Associate employees in Washington, DC.

The highest salary for a Research Associate in Washington, DC is $82,273 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Associate in Washington, DC is $43,546 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$59,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $59,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$89,000
per year
A Research Associate I reported making $89,000 per year
Job Highlights
Full-time
5001 to 10000 employees
 
Nonprofit Organization
$70,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$15
hourly
A Research Associate reported making $15 per hour
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Intern
1001 to 5000 employees
 
Nonprofit Organization
$44,500
per year
A Research Associate reported making $44,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$48,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $48,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$42,500
per year
A Research Associate reported making $42,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$65,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$52,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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