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How much does a Research Assistant/Research Associate make?

Updated Jan 19, 2022

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$59,749 /yr
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42,446 salaries

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$60K

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$88K

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How much does a Research Assistant/Research Associate make? The national average salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate is $59,749 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Assistant/Research Associate salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 42,446 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant/Research Associate employees.

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Associate Research Assistant$59,749 /yr
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Senior Research Assistant$54,444 /yr
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4.2

Next Gen System

Research Assistant/Research Associate - Monthly
About 

$2K -$2K

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$2K

$2K

$1,976 - $2,116 Range

NIH

Research Fellow

$81,457

 /yr
Range: $33K - $109K

$33K

$109K

$33,346 - $109,254 Range

Parexel
3.7

Parexel

Clinical Research Associate

$108,076

 /yr
Range: $74K - $138K

$74K

$138K

$74,014 - $138,154 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Research Scientist

$171,215

 /yr
Range: $125K - $312K

$125K

$312K

$124,933 - $311,947 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Operations Research Analyst

$100,211

 /yr
Range: $68K - $137K

$68K

$137K

$67,776 - $137,105 Range

EY
3.9

EY

Operations Research Analyst

$157,965

 /yr
Range: $61K - $279K

$61K

$279K

$60,523 - $278,896 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Researcher

$58,284

 /yr
Range: $38K - $86K

$38K

$86K

$37,557 - $85,833 Range

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4.6

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Associate

$62,728

 /yr
Range: $33K - $85K

$33K

$85K

$33,238 - $85,254 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

$55,543

 /yr
Range: $49K - $76K

$49K

$76K

$49,072 - $76,182 Range

Yale University
4.4

Yale University

Associate Research Scientist

$63,067

 /yr
Range: $46K - $119K

$46K

$119K

$45,898 - $119,183 Range

UT Southwestern Medical Center
4

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Postdoctoral Researcher

$54,931

 /yr
Range: $46K - $79K

$46K

$79K

$46,155 - $78,952 Range

IBM
4

IBM

Research Staff Member

$198,684

 /yr
Range: $86K - $278K

$86K

$278K

$86,432 - $278,348 Range

ORAU
4

ORAU

Postdoctoral Research Associate

$66,971

 /yr
Range: $56K - $104K

$56K

$104K

$55,990 - $103,638 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Research Fellow

$59,675

 /yr
Range: $35K - $170K

$35K

$170K

$34,528 - $169,614 Range

Georgia Tech
4.3

Georgia Tech

Graduate Research Assistant

$29,561

 /yr
Range: $12K - $57K

$12K

$57K

$11,897 - $56,983 Range

University of Maryland
4.3

University of Maryland

Research Associate

$64,994

 /yr
Range: $38K - $101K

$38K

$101K

$37,764 - $100,634 Range

Columbia University
4.2

Columbia University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$59,918

 /yr
Range: $48K - $104K

$48K

$104K

$47,702 - $103,674 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Research Fellow

$55,303

 /yr
Range: $43K - $75K

$43K

$75K

$42,994 - $74,745 Range

The University of North Carolina System
4

The University of North Carolina System

Postdoctoral Research Associate

$52,741

 /yr
Range: $43K - $77K

$43K

$77K

$43,297 - $76,507 Range

Brigham and Women's Hospital
3.9

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Fellow

$57,202

 /yr
Range: $47K - $96K

$47K

$96K

$46,982 - $96,184 Range

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The national average salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate is $59,749 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant/Research Associate salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 42446 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant/Research Associate employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in United States is $88,256 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in United States is $40,450 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent associate research assistant salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$45,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$13
hourly
A Research Associate Syracuse University in the Syracuse, NY Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Syracuse, NY Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$63,000
per year
A Research Associate I in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $63,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$53,631
per year
A Research Associate in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $53,631 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Post Masters Research Associate in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$22
hourly
A Research Associate in the Albany, OR Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Albany, OR Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$25
hourly
A Research Associate in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
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