How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated Jun 21, 2021

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$38,971 /yr
Average Base Pay

14,825 salaries

$26K

Low

$39K

Average

$59K

High

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The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $38,971 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 14,825 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant employees.

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Research Assistant$38,971 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$53,575 /yr
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Wayne State
4.1

Wayne State

Research Assistant

$46,931

 /yr
Range: $20K - $116K
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$20K

$116K

$19,639 - $115,517 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Research Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $8 - $43

$8

$43

$8 - $43 Range

Boston Children's Hospital
4.1

Boston Children's Hospital

Research Assistant

$40,778

 /yr
Range: $29K - $134K

$29K

$134K

$29,287 - $133,692 Range

Rockefeller University
4.3

Rockefeller University

Research Assistant

$60,633

 /yr
Range: $39K - $113K

$39K

$113K

$38,528 - $113,411 Range

American Institutes for Research
3.5

American Institutes for Research

Research Assistant

$48,600

 /yr
Range: $38K - $87K

$38K

$87K

$38,091 - $86,903 Range

Brigham Young University (BYU)
4.6

Brigham Young University (BYU)

Research Assistant - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $22

$9

$22

$9 - $22 Range

Brigham and Women's Hospital
3.9

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Assistant

$40,138

 /yr
Range: $21K - $121K

$21K

$121K

$20,970 - $120,888 Range

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4.5

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Assistant - Monthly

$2,312

 /mo
Range: $961 - $8K

$961

$8K

$961 - $8,117 Range

Henry M. Jackson Foundation
3.7

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Research Assistant

$49,463

 /yr
Range: $35K - $104K

$35K

$104K

$35,049 - $104,442 Range

Stanford University

Research Assistant

$52,665

 /yr
Range: $27K - $366K

$27K

$366K

$27,034 - $366,188 Range

ICF
3.5

ICF

Research Assistant

$51,346

 /yr
Range: $30K - $87K

$30K

$87K

$29,781 - $86,988 Range

Columbia University
4.2

Columbia University

Research Assistant

$50,661

 /yr
Range: $13K - $476K

$13K

$476K

$13,092 - $476,213 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Research Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $10 - $33

$10

$33

$10 - $33 Range

Federal Reserve Board
4.4

Federal Reserve Board

Research Assistant

$65,951

 /yr
Range: $50K - $77K

$50K

$77K

$50,219 - $76,947 Range

Texas A&M University
4.4

Texas A&M University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $6 - $30

$6

$30

$6 - $30 Range

Purdue University
4.4

Purdue University

Research Assistant

$24,532

 /yr
Range: $12K - $58K

$12K

$58K

$12,424 - $57,759 Range

University of Minnesota
4.3

University of Minnesota

Research Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $7 - $31

$7

$31

$7 - $31 Range

Arizona State University
4.4

Arizona State University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $6 - $32

$6

$32

$6 - $32 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

Research Assistant

$40,855

 /yr
Range: $24K - $113K

$24K

$113K

$23,763 - $113,325 Range

University of Iowa
4.4

University of Iowa

Research Assistant

$43,892

 /yr
Range: $20K - $74K

$20K

$74K

$20,474 - $73,931 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$30,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$20,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $20,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$9
hourly
An Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $9 per hour
Job Highlights
Boston, MA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$34,000
per year
A Doctoral Research Assistant in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $34,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$37,500
per year
A Research Assistant in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $37,500 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Detroit, MI Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$50,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Baltimore, MD Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$43
hourly
An User Experience Research Assistant in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $43 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$53,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $53,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
College / University
$1,100
monthly
A Research Assistant in the Lafayette, IN Area area reported making $1,100 per month
Job Highlights
Lafayette, IN Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$34,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $34,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Baltimore, MD Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization