How much does a Principal Research Associate make? The average Principal Research Associate salary is $102,382 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $92,518 and $112,787. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Covance - Chantilly , VA
Informs Study Director, Principal Investigator and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and recommends corrective action. * Promotes a cohesive ...
Covance - 41 days ago
Zachary Piper Solutions, LLC - Arlington , VA
... an Associate Research Director to lead its expanding Cyber Security RD team and drive continued ... Principal Investigator on fast-paced, innovation-driven, advanced technology RD projects for ...
Dice.com - 14 days ago
National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Charlottesville , VA
The primary focus of this scientific research associate position will be to continue the development of the science operations concept for the facility, derive associated requirements for the science ...
TheJobNetwork - 9 days ago
National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Charlottesville , VA
The primary focus of this scientific research associate position will be to continue the development of the science operations concept for the facility, derive associated requirements for the science ...
TheJobNetwork - 9 days ago
Lighthouse Instruments - Charlottesville , VA
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES : 1. Conduct recertification analysis of customer calibration standards ... Interacts with Research Scientist, Research Associate, Research Assistant, Manufacturing Technician ...
ZipRecruiter - 28 days ago
National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Charlottesville , VA
The primary focus of this scientific research associate position will be to continue the development of the science operations concept for the facility, derive associated requirements for the science ...
JobTarget - 53 days ago

Principal Research Associate Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Principal Research Associate between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of November 25, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Principal Research Associate in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $127,978
Washington, DC $113,972
Miami, FL $99,670
Chicago, IL $108,616
Boston, MA $115,354
New York, NY $123,166
Dallas, TX $101,717
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Average Base Salary

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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for Principal Research Associate in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal Research Associate in the United States. The base salary for Principal Research Associate ranges from $92,518 to $112,787 with the average base salary of $102,382. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $95,011 to $117,924 with the average total cash compensation of $105,454.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $102,382 $92,518 - $112,787
Bonus $3,072 $2,494 - $5,136
Total Pay $105,454 $95,011 - $117,924
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What's the difference between Associate Principal and Principal Research Associate?
According to our latest salary estimation on November 25, 2020. The average salary of Principal Research Associate is $102,382, and the average salary of Associate Principal is $112,398. The average salary of Associate Principal is higher than Principal Research Associate. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
I am a Principal Research Associate, which location’s salary is higher, Springfield, MO or Fremont, NE?
Springfield, MO typically sees higher pay than Fremont, NE for Principal Research Associate. a Principal Research Associate Salary in Springfield, MO is $96,731 as of November 25, 2020; a Principal Research Associate Salary in Fremont, NE is $95,354 as of November 25, 2020. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Principal Research Associate vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Principal Research Associate?
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Last Update: November 25, 2020