Clinical Science, marketing and different businesses often need associates to work on research project co ordination. Duties may vary accordingly with industry specifics but a research associate’s primary responsibility is to conduct the entire research in a systematic manner. Your educational requirements will also vary with the field of research- lab research, historical research, research in psychology etc.

Salaries

  • The average salary ranges pocketed by research associates per year in different fields may vary vastly:
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate- INR 223,982 – INR 2,015,696
  • CRA or Clinical Research Associate- INR 118,385 – INR 492,650
  • Market Research Associate- INR 150,806 – INR 643,675
  • Senior research Associate- INR 167,439 – INR 1,128,391

Salaries Based on Experience

Variations in salary ranges are majorly influenced by work experience, where greater number of years usually leads to higher wages:

Job Category Experience Average Annual Salaries
Market Research Associate Less than a year INR 162889 – INR 406142
1-4 years INR 136912 – INR 572637
5-9 years INR 238000 – INR 995000
CRA or Clinical Research Associate Less than a year INR 120000 – INR 400000
1-4 years INR 108693 – INR 454735
5-9 years INR 237567 – INR 558773
Senior Research Associate 1-4 years INR 137563 – INR 828561
5-9 years INR 234891 – INR 1157117
Postdoctoral Research Associate 1-4 years INR 156000 – INR 2315551
5-9 years INR 366251 – INR 1659396

Salaries based on Cities

The pay structures are aptly designed in compliance with the varying costs of living in different cities. Here is what you can expect in your city of preference:

Job Category City Average Annual Salaries
Market Research Associate New Delhi Delhi INR 170917 – INR 254120
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 119195 – INR 831907
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 120805 – INR 446982
Gurgaon Haryana INR 236718 – INR 715171
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 130500 – INR 470000
CRA or Clinical Research Associate Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 132000 – INR 168000
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 115407 – INR 483219
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 116350 – INR 575086
Ahmedabad Gujarat INR 67651 – INR 344632
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 118922 – INR 370951
Senior Research Associate Mumbai Maharashtra INR 127539 – INR 906143
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 147065 – INR 1272328
Gurgaon Haryana INR 222571 – INR 1284686
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 132730 – INR 460551
New Delhi Delhi INR 225096 – INR 360000

Salaries based on Gender

The gender based salaries of research associates are:

Job Category Gender Average Annual Salaries
Market Research Associate Female INR 161518 – INR 463689
Male INR 120805 – INR 587228
CRA or Clinical Research Associate Female INR 94687 – INR 425743
Male INR 138750 – INR 455509
Senior Research Associate Female INR 181207 – INR 1837592
Male INR 157856 – INR 1020000
Postdoctoral Research Associate Male INR 214551 – INR 1931673

Salaries Based on Degrees

Differences in salaries (sometimes in similar profiles as well) can well be attributed to degrees or academic qualifications of individuals as well. Whereas at times you can work as a research associates even with a bachelor’s degree, there are some industries which require you to have specific qualifications as well:

Job Category Degrees Average Annual Salaries
Market Research Associate MBA Marketing/Management INR 220000 – INR 476000
Master of Business Administration INR 193916 – INR 457506
Bachelor's Degree INR 101720 – INR 587228
CRA or Clinical Research Associate MS in Clinical Research INR 275000 – INR 312132
Bachelor's Degree INR 74190 – INR 581748
MS Biotechnology INR 141499 – INR 239577
Senior Research Associate Bachelor's Degree INR 159563 – INR 618252
Postdoctoral Research Associate PhD or Doctorate INR 341835 – INR 1637725

Salaries Based on Industry

The industry based wages stand something like this:

Job Category Industry Average Annual Salaries
Market Research Associate Information Technology INR 231402 – INR 260000
Market Research INR 167579 – INR 658888
Financial Services INR 120000 – INR 780000
CRA or Clinical Research Associate Tools Related to Drug Discovery INR 96000 – INR 267000
Clinical Research INR 111263 – INR 459454
Healthcare INR 150000 – INR 375000
Pharmaceuticals INR 100222 – INR 538799
Senior Research Associate Market Research INR 221093 – INR 549377
Financial Services INR 219000 – INR 896500
Information Technology INR 278000 – INR 941500
Postdoctoral Research Associate Biotechnology- Research and Technology INR 280793 – INR 1939412
*Salaries are subject to change without prior notice.