How much does a Research Fellow make in the United States? The average Research Fellow salary in the United States is $181,147 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $161,714 and $208,944. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Research Fellow Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Research Fellow Salary $144,021 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Research Fellow Salary $161,714 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Research Fellow Salary $181,147 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Research Fellow Salary $208,944 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Research Fellow Salary $234,251 US April 24, 2024
25% $161,714 10% $144,021 90% $234,251 75% $208,944 $181,147 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Research Fellow need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.


Background Check: A background check or background investigation is a review of a potential employee's criminal, commercial and financial records. The goal of background checks is to ensure the safety and security of the employees in the organisation


Machine Learning: Using mathematical models, data, and algorithms to help a computer learn without direct instruction.

Analysis 8.98%
Background Check 2.84%
Machine Learning 2.07%
Others 86.11%

Job Description for Research Fellow

Research Fellow develops the strategy and vision to position a project from inception through completion; creates teams and collaborations that understand the project's direction. Communicates direction through words or actions to inspire team members to reach goals. Being a Research Fellow also responsible for planning and budgeting. Requires a PhD in their field of specialty. Additionally, Research Fellow typically reports to a top management. The Research Fellow manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Research Fellow typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Research Fellow salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Research Fellow, the highest Research Fellow salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Research Fellow salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Research Fellow salary is in Miami, FL, where the Research Fellow salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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