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NIH Research Fellow Salaries in Washington, DC Area

Updated Jul 21, 2021



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$776 - $2,047 Range
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How much does a Research Fellow at NIH make?

The typical NIH Research Fellow salary is $79,021 per year. Research Fellow salaries at NIH can range from $32,143 - $105,317 per year. This estimate is based upon 1886 NIH Research Fellow salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Research Fellow at NIH can expect to make an average total pay of $79,139 per year.


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Research Fellow/Research Fellow


$101K - $109K

1 employee salary or estimate

$101K - $109K
$100,685 - $109,487 Range

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Children's National Hospital



Range: $52K - $68K

38 salaries


$51,770 - $68,163 Range

Research Fellow

Inter-American Development Bank



Range: $49K - $80K

31 salaries


$49,279 - $79,905 Range

NIH Salary FAQs

The average salary for a Research Fellow is $77,260 per year in Washington, DC Area, which is 2% lower than the average NIH salary of $79,021 per year for this job.

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