ABBOTT LABORATORIES Associate Scientist Research and Development Salary in the United States

How much does a Associate Scientist Research and Development make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Associate Scientist Research and Development at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $82,664 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $70,400 and $94,927. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Associate Scientist Research and Development do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and your family, be your true self, and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with a high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program, and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as the best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

Our Core Diagnostics at Abbott Park, IL has an opening for the role of Associate Scientist R&D

Participates in research, development, or scientific/ technical activities. Executes scientific research or development in collaboration with others.

What you'll work on:

  • With direction, assists in the execution of pre-defined/ standard experiments and technical research. Demonstrates ability to explain/differentiate their research and experiments.

  • Reviews experiment protocols and exercises technical discretion in the interpretation of protocols; obtains feedback and guidance on a clear direction for execution.

  • Summarizes data within the testing protocol. Performs scientific work and a variety of laboratory procedures requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures, methods, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related scientific tasks.

  • Familiar with investigation operating procedure(s) and instrument manual troubleshooting guide if applicable.

  • Able to identify out-of-specification events and detect/highlight problems.

  • Troubleshoots instrumentation or experiments; recognizes and assists with the resolution of basic technical problems.

  • Extended team member providing background knowledge if applicable. Under supervision, assists with project planning.

  • Implements plans and evaluates data with oversight.

  • Participates in routine maintenance and lab safety.

  • With guidance, can write verification and validation protocols and reports and order materials needed to complete procedures; Documents development work and may assist in writing technical reports.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • No supervisory responsibilities


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree (± 16 years) in biological or physical sciences, or mathematics


  • 0-2 yrs. experience 
  • Awareness of experimental approaches/protocols and scientific methods such as designing experiments and interpreting data.
  • Awareness of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics
  • Basic Computer Skills

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $51,300.00 – $102,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABBOTT LABORATORIES Associate Scientist Research and Development in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $70,400 to $94,927 with an average total cash compensation of $82,664. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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