Pay for Mid-Career Graduate Research Assistants is very modest at just $28K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by roughly one-half. Most Mid-Career Graduate Research Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Mid-Career Graduate Research Assistants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,432 - $48,976
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$20K
$28K
$49K
MEDIAN: $27,629
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$10.00 - $23.36
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$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,432 - $48,976  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$20,643 - $48,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $23.36  
   
Overtime
$32.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$20,643 - $48,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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National Average
$28,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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