The average salary for a Graduate Research Assistant is $26,055 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.

$17,633 - $44,222
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MEDIAN: $26,055
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$9.97 - $20.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,633 - $44,222  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$18,352 - $44,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $20.91  
   
Overtime
$32.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$18,352 - $44,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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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National Average: $27,376

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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%


National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Data Collection
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Teaching
up arrow 6%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$27,000

Research
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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