How much does a Research Associate make in the United States?

Average base salary

1.9k salaries reported, updated at Oct 17, 2020
per year

The average salary for a research associate is $59,064 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Stock options
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for research associates

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earn +71.23% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 25.78% since 2018. Research Associates with this skill earn +71.23% more than the average base salary, which is $59,064 per year.

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Most common benefits for Research Associates

  • Stock options
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k) matching
  • Caregiver leave
  • Paid time off
  • Commuter assistance
  • 401(k)
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Salary satisfaction

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53% of Research associates in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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