Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$39,327 / yrTotal Pay
$37,182 / yrBase Pay
$2,144 / yrAdditional Pay

$39,327

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$26K$60K
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How much does a Research Assistant make?

The estimated total pay for a Research Assistant is $39,327 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $37,182 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 $2,144 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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$39,327 /yr
Research Assistant
$60,813 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Research Assistant

Some related job titles are Research Associate Salaries with median pay of $63,366, Clinical Research Assistant Salaries with median pay of $52,446, Graduate Research Assistant Salaries with median pay of $39,506, Lab Assistant Salaries with median pay of $37,120.

Top Paying Companies

For a Research Assistant in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Research Assistant in United States. Employers include Meta, NEC Corporation and Citadel.

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Meta
$100,656/yr
8
IFC
$74,467/yr
9
IBM
$72,664/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Research Assistant in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Research Assistant in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $64,929, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $61,987, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $61,308, Financial Services with a median total pay of $57,079, and Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $56,949.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$64,929

    39% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$61,987

    36% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$61,308

    35% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$57,079

    31% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$56,949

    30% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Research Assistant are Meta, NEC Corporation, and Oracle.

MetaMeta$100,656/yr
NEC CorporationNEC Corporation$92,059/yr
OracleOracle$82,127/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

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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Research Assistant

United States of America

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$15

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1-3 years
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Research Assistant

United States of America

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$18

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Research Assistant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$24,000

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Research Assistant

United States of America

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$12

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Research Assistant

United States of America

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$28,000

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Research Assistant

United States of America

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$25,000

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Research Assistant

United States of America

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$45,000

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$15

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Research Assistant pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $37,182 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 46045 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant in United States is $56,070 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant in United States is $24,658 per year.

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