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Graduate Research Assistant Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Graduate Research Assistant is $25,622 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.
Graduate Research Assistant Salary (?
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$18,239 - $40,456
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MEDIAN: $25,622
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Graduate Research Assistant Salary (?
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$9.72 - $22.19
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,239 - $40,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$18,551 - $42,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $22.19  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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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$18,551 - $42,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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.

Common Career Paths for Graduate Research Assistant

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Baltimore
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Cambridge
up arrow 28%
Boston
up arrow 22%
New York
up arrow 17%
Seattle
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Nashville
up arrow 6%
Houston
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Chapel Hill
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$27,000
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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

National Average
$27,000
Experienced
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Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 8%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
up arrow 3%
Research Analysis
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
0%
National Average
$27,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 34%