Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$49,055 / yrTotal Pay
$32,690 / yrBase Pay
$16,365 / yrAdditional Pay

$49,055

 / yr
$11K$482K
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The estimated total pay for a Research Assistant is $49,055 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $32,690 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $16,365 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Research Associate Salaries with median pay of $78,027, Clinical Research Assistant Salaries with median pay of $72,081, Graduate Research Assistant Salaries with median pay of $31,074, Lab Assistant Salaries with median pay of $47,734.

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Brigham Young University (BYU)
4.6

Brigham Young University (BYU)

Research Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $25

$9

$25

$9 - $25 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Research Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $9 - $34

$9

$34

$9 - $34 Range

Wayne State
4.1

Wayne State

Research Assistant

$47,783

 /yr
Range: $23K - $79K

$23K

$79K

$23,200 - $79,215 Range

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4.5

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Assistant - Monthly

$2,448

 /mo
Range: $1K - $6K

$1K

$6K

$1,002 - $5,757 Range

Boston Children's Hospital
4.0

Boston Children's Hospital

Research Assistant

$42,244

 /yr
Range: $33K - $61K

$33K

$61K

$33,006 - $61,307 Range

Texas A&M University
4.4

Texas A&M University

Research Assistant

$27,966

 /yr
Range: $19K - $55K

$19K

$55K

$18,645 - $54,965 Range

Purdue University
4.3

Purdue University

Research Assistant

$25,420

 /yr
Range: $13K - $53K

$13K

$53K

$13,211 - $52,981 Range

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ICF
3.7

ICF

Research Assistant

$54,042

 /yr
Range: $33K - $72K

$33K

$72K

$33,452 - $72,380 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $7 - $38

$7

$38

$7 - $38 Range

American Institutes for Research
3.7

$48,607

 /yr
Range: $41K - $61K

$41K

$61K

$41,373 - $61,108 Range

University of Washington
4.2

University of Washington

Research Assistant - Hourly

$9

$35

$9 - $35 Range

University of Minnesota
4.2

University of Minnesota

Research Assistant - Hourly

$7

$32

$7 - $32 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Research Assistant

$49,938

 /yr
Range: $29K - $82K

$29K

$82K

$29,161 - $81,583 Range

Rockefeller University
4.4

Rockefeller University

Research Assistant

$49,415

 /yr
Range: $41K - $62K

$41K

$62K

$40,842 - $61,888 Range

Texas A&M University
4.4

Texas A&M University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $6 - $23

$6

$23

$6 - $23 Range

MIT
4.4

MIT

Research Assistant

$42,000

 /yr
Range: $28K - $95K

$28K

$95K

$28,051 - $94,600 Range

Stanford University
4.4

Stanford University

Research Assistant

$51,171

 /yr
Range: $33K - $97K

$33K

$97K

$33,000 - $97,044 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.2

$38,871

 /yr
Range: $25K - $111K

$25K

$111K

$24,953 - $111,059 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.2

The Johns Hopkins University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$7

$34

$7 - $34 Range

University of Southern California
4.4

University of Southern California

Research Assistant - Hourly

$8

$39

$8 - $39 Range

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$22,200

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

$12,600

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Tech Student with 1 to 3 years of experience

$20,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

$10

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8 days ago by a Research Assistant with less than one year of experience

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$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Assistant with less than one year of experience

$32,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Assistant with 4 to 6 years of experience

$10,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Assistant with less than one year of experience

$25

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8 days ago by a Research Assistant with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $39,501 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 16161 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant in United States is $59,502 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant in United States is $26,222 per year.

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