Principal Research Associate Salary in the United States

How much does a Principal Research Associate make in the United States? The average Principal Research Associate salary in the United States is $99,895 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $90,267 and $110,052. 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

Principal Research Associate

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Job Openings for Principal Research Associate
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Celgene‚Äč - 4 days ago
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LinkedIn - 3 days ago
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Northshore University HealthSystem - 8 days ago
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LinkedIn - 5 days ago
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LinkedIn - 6 days ago
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