The average salary for a Graduate Research Assistant is $25,983 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Matlab and Data Collection.

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MEDIAN: $25,983
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$17,886 - $43,788  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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$18,729 - $44,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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$10.06 - $21.99  
   
Overtime
$32.80  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$18,729 - $44,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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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

  • Collect, validate and analyze data.
  • Maintain, calibrate, clean and update instruments and programs.
  • Research and write papers, summaries, presentations and documentation.
  • Create models, simulations and programs to analyze and disseminate data or findings.
  • Plan and execute research activities.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,548

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Key Stats for Graduate Research Assistant

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
067
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 54%


National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 12%

Data Collection
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Teaching
up arrow 5%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 4%


Project Management
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$28,000


Research
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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