Mid-Career Graduate Research Assistant Salary

Mid-Career Graduate Research Assistants aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $28K per year. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Graduate Research Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Mid-Career Graduate Research Assistants (59 percent) who responded to the survey. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a little less than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,883 - $49,081
$21K
$28K
$49K
MEDIAN: $27,545
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$10.03 - $22.39
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MEDIAN: $15.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,883 - $49,081  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,998 - $48,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $22.39  
   
Overtime
$32.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$20,998 - $48,564  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Key Stats for Graduate Research Assistant

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
5-9 years
88%
10-19 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Molecular Biology
▲20%

Research Analysis
▲3%

Data Analysis
▲2%

National Average
$28,000

Technical Writing
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 23%
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