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Graduate Research Assistant Salary

The average salary for a Graduate Research Assistant is $25,740 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$18,388 - $40,268
(Median)
$18K
$26K
$40K
MEDIAN: $25,739
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$9.81 - $22.05
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,388 - $40,268  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
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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$18,783 - $42,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $22.05  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
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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$18,783 - $42,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant Salaries



National Average
$27,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 10%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 36%
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