A Graduate Research Assistant earns an average salary of $25,653 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Graduate Research Assistant Total Pay (?
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$17,663 - $40,952
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41K
MEDIAN: $25,653
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Graduate Research Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.72 - $21.77
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,663 - $40,952  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Total Pay (?
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$18,170 - $42,653  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $21.77  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,170 - $42,653  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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Job Description for Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate research assistants are used by universities' academic departments to assist with ongoing research efforts. The research assistant typically receives financial compensation, along with credit applicable to his or her field of study at the school.
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Graduate Research Assistant Tasks
  • Research and write papers, summaries, presentations and documentation.
  • Create models, simulations and programs to analyze and disseminate data or findings.
  • Collect, validate and analyze data.
  • Maintain, calibrate, clean and update instruments and programs.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Boston
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New York
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National Average
$26,000
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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Research Analysis
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Technical Writing
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$26,000
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Gender
Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 36%
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