Graduate Research Assistant Salary

The average salary for a Graduate Research Assistant is $25,944 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. A skill in Data Collection is associated with high pay for this job.

$18,180 - $41,955
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MEDIAN: $25,944
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$9.92 - $22.70
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$18,180 - $41,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Total Pay (?
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$18,601 - $43,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 457
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $22.70  
   
Overtime
$27.55  
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$0.00 - $1,010  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,601 - $43,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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

National Average: $27,012

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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%


National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Data Collection
up arrow 13%

Teaching
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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