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909 Postdoctoral Research Associate Salaries

Postdoctoral Research Associates earn $41,000 annually on average, or $20 per hour, which is 47% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Postdoctoral Research Associates work for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at $89,000 annually while the lowest paid Postdoctoral Research Associates work for University of California Santa Barbara earning approximately $30,000 each year.

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$41K University of North Carolina's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (19 salaries)

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+$9K (24%) more than average University of North Carolina salary ($32K)
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+$7K (15%) more than average University of North Carolina Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"Academia pays much less than the industry. This does not correlate with the workload and challenges in the workplace since working in academia is very demanding. In comparison with other postdoctoral researchers, my salary is on average but other postdocs that recently joined UNC Charlotte make more (above $51,000 a year)."
+$14K (29%) more than average University of North Carolina Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"I started well above NIH salaries for biologists, but this is about 80% of pay given to post-docs with my degree. Choose government research institutes or positions within engineering/math to receive more money. But you are actually paid in the quality of research you are able to do and this is intangible. Choose carefully and enforce your most important abilities."
+$7K (15%) more than average University of North Carolina Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"I am paid according to the NIH pay scale. I think most of the universities follow this system. But, as of general I feel that postdocs are underpaid."
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$41K Texas A&M University's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (17 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$11K (30%) more than average Texas A&M University salary ($30K)
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+$9K (19%) more than average Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"I started at $36000 annually. t increased over the last 10 years. TAMu pays the postdocs a decent amount of money and gives raises."
-$5K (12%) less than average Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"I am being underpaid. Because I love my current research project and my advisor does not have enough fund for this project."
+$7K (15%) more than average Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"My pay is reasonable for my work at this place. But this job is a contract based one."
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$41K University of Minnesota's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (12 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$6K (15%) more than average University of Minnesota salary ($35K)
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-$6K (15%) less than average University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"The average postdoc salary is 35000-40000/yr. My salary is almost close to the average."
+$9K (19%) more than average University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"Higher, and good cost of living increases every year"
+$7K (15%) more than average University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"Correct compensation, slightly above average."
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$43K UC San Diego's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (9 salaries)

+$2K (4%) more than national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$13K (35%) more than average UC San Diego salary ($30K)
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+$7K (15%) more than average UC San Diego Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($43K)
"The postdoctoral salary at UC San Diego is competitive; however, San Diego is becoming more expensive, and the amount of money one earns is not enough for the amount of time put into work as in most cases with postdocs. This salary may competitive in other parts of the US."
+$8K (17%) more than average UC San Diego Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($43K)
"UC San Diego uses NIH standard. It is decent salary compared to other institutes in the La Jolla area."
+$37K (60%) more than average UC San Diego Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($43K)
"great"
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$41K Ohio State University's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (30 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$11K (30%) more than average Ohio State University salary ($30K)
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+$9K (19%) more than average Ohio State University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"My salary as a postdoctoral researcher in electrical engineering is comparable to other similar positions in academia for a new grad employee. I only worked in this role for one and a half years, and I believe I would have had a raise in the future as I gained more experience in my job. I believe similar works with comparable job requirements in the industry would pay much higher."
+$19K (37%) more than average Ohio State University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"Top-end of my profession."
Equal to average Ohio State University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
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$45K Washington University in St. louis' Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (3 salaries)

+$4K (9%) more than national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$15K (40%) more than average Washington University in St. louis salary ($30K)
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-$5K (11%) less than average Washington University in St. louis Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($45K)
"As I explained earlier, once you are in the system the pay is locked. For example, my colleague just got promoted to Sr. Staff Scientist (that's two levels above postdoc), he still makes $42,000, while I make $40,000. Only $2,000 increase after two promotions! So if someone were to be hired as Sr. Staff Scientist s/he would start minimum of $54,000. Now, that puts on a perspective. It's best to move around even in academic."
+$5K (10%) more than average Washington University in St. louis Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($45K)
"Good"
-$15K (40%) less than average Washington University in St. louis Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($45K)

$41K University of Illinois at Chicago's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (18 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$9K (24%) more than average University of Illinois at Chicago salary ($32K)
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+$5K (11%) more than average University of Illinois at Chicago Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"It was an average salary for postdoc"
+$9K (19%) more than average University of Illinois at Chicago Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
-$11K (30%) less than average University of Illinois at Chicago Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
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$41K Purdue University's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (13 salaries)

Equal to national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$11K (30%) more than average Purdue University salary ($30K)
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+$9K (19%) more than average Purdue University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
"The pay is decent to start working after graduating from the Ph. D. program."
-$11K (30%) less than average Purdue University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$20K (39%) more than average Purdue University Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
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$46K University of Tennessee's Average Postdoctoral Research Associate Salary (11 salaries)

+$5K (11%) more than national average Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($41K)
+$16K (42%) more than average University of Tennessee salary ($30K)
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+$7K (14%) more than average University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($46K)
"Lower than the Post Doc in ORNL, but still good considering the cost of living."
-$16K (42%) less than average University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($46K)
-$5K (11%) less than average University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Research Associate salary ($46K)
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