How much does a Research Assistant I make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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$39,182 /yr
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$31K

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$39K

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$49K

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The national average salary for Research Assistant I is $39,182 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Research Assistant I salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 885 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant I employees.

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Research Assistant I$39,182 /yr
L2
Research Assistant$38,877 /yr
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Baylor College of Medicine
3.8

Baylor College of Medicine

Research Assistant I

$42,656

 /yr
Range: $39K - $48K
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$39K

$48K

$38,698 - $47,914 Range

Boston Children's Hospital
4.1

Boston Children's Hospital

Research Assistant I

$38,457

 /yr
Range: $35K - $43K

$35K

$43K

$34,788 - $42,776 Range

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
3.8

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Research Assistant I

$36,321

 /yr
Range: $34K - $41K

$34K

$41K

$33,716 - $40,618 Range

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
3.8

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Research Assistant I - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $17

$13

$17

$13 - $17 Range

UT Southwestern Medical Center
4

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Research Assistant I

$36,683

 /yr
Range: $32K - $43K

$32K

$43K

$32,441 - $43,000 Range

Vanderbilt University
4.2

Vanderbilt University

Research Assistant I - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $19

$14

$19

$14 - $19 Range

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4.2

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Assistant I

$31,587

 /yr
Range: $25K - $56K

$25K

$56K

$25,281 - $56,138 Range

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Brigham and Women's Hospital
4

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Assistant I

$37,857

 /yr
Range: $33K - $47K

$33K

$47K

$33,149 - $47,307 Range

The Scripps Research Institute
4.2

The Scripps Research Institute

Research Assistant I

$44,891

 /yr
Range: $38K - $50K

$38K

$50K

$38,224 - $50,306 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Research Assistant I

$45,883

 /yr
Range: $39K - $57K

$39K

$57K

$39,000 - $56,831 Range

University of Iowa
4.4

University of Iowa

Research Assistant I

$41,462

 /yr
Range: $35K - $63K

$35K

$63K

$35,474 - $63,261 Range

The Jackson Laboratory
3.8

The Jackson Laboratory

Research Assistant I

$36,187

 /yr
Range: $27K - $49K

$27K

$49K

$27,347 - $48,661 Range

Yale University
4.4

Yale University

Research Assistant I

$49,667

 /yr
Range: $44K - $59K

$44K

$59K

$43,817 - $58,719 Range

Covance
3.9

Covance

Research Assistant I - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $18 - $32

$18

$32

$18 - $32 Range

Michigan State University
4.3

Michigan State University

Research Assistant I

$50,909

 /yr
Range: $29K - $61K

$29K

$61K

$29,258 - $60,516 Range

UTHealth
4.2

UTHealth

Research Assistant I

$31,532

 /yr
Range: $29K - $33K

$29K

$33K

$29,472 - $33,457 Range

Henry M. Jackson Foundation
3.7

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Research Assistant I

$43,439

 /yr
Range: $39K - $45K

$39K

$45K

$38,653 - $44,607 Range

Case Western Reserve University
4.1

Case Western Reserve University

Research Assistant I

$29,378

 /yr
Range: $27K - $43K

$27K

$43K

$27,434 - $42,553 Range

OHSU
4

OHSU

Research Assistant I

$34,815

 /yr
Range: $26K - $73K

$26K

$73K

$25,666 - $72,664 Range

Baylor Scott & White Health
3.8

Baylor Scott & White Health

Research Assistant I

$35,698

 /yr
Range: $17K - $40K

$17K

$40K

$16,512 - $39,818 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Assistant I salaries

The national average salary for a Research Assistant I is $39,182 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant I salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 885 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant I employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant I in United States is $49,427 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant I in United States is $31,061 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Research Assistant I or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Research Assistant I.

Recent Salary Reports

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$2,500
monthly
A Research Assistant I in the Lebanon, NH Area area reported making $2,500 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Lebanon, NH Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$17
hourly
A Research Assistant I in the Nashville, TN Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Nashville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$17
hourly
A Research Assistant I in the Barnstable Town, MA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Barnstable Town, MA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
$21
hourly
A Research Assistant I in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$43,000
per year
A Research Assistant I in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $43,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$15
hourly
A Research Assistant I in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
Washington, DC Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$50,895
per year
A Research Assistant I in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $50,895 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$18
hourly
A Research Assistant I in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$19
hourly
A Research Assistant I in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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