Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$59,774 / yrTotal Pay
$32,654 / yrBase Pay
$27,120 / yrAdditional Pay

$59,774

 / yr
$24K$358K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Research Assistant is $59,774 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $32,654 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 $27,120 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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Total Pay Trajectory

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$59,774 /yr
Research Assistant
$89,619 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Research Assistant

Some related job titles are Research Associate Salaries with median pay of $97,502, Clinical Research Assistant Salaries with median pay of $79,348, Graduate Research Assistant Salaries with median pay of $37,853, Lab Assistant Salaries with median pay of $66,381.

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$1,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Undergraduate Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$26,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$39,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Student Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Research Assistant pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $32,654 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 43359 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant in United States is $49,768 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant in United States is $21,425 per year.

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