Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Salary

The average pay for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is $27,292 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$18,622 - $45,540
$19K
$27K
$46K
MEDIAN: $27,292
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$10.11 - $20.94
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MEDIAN: $14.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,622 - $45,540  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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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$19,725 - $44,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $20.94  
   
Overtime
$32.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$19,725 - $44,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Job Description for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Graduate research assistants (GRAs) are in charge of conducting research efforts at a graduate level, analyzing information, aggregating data, running calculations using spreadsheet software, and assisting professors, professionals, and other individuals in carrying out research and administrative tasks as needed.

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Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Tasks

  • Collect, validate and analyze data.
  • Maintain, calibrate, clean and update instruments and programs.
  • Research and write papers, summaries, presentations and documentation.
  • Create models, simulations and programs to analyze and disseminate data or findings.
  • Plan and execute research activities.

Common Career Paths for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)


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National Average: $28,402

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Key Stats for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Salaries

Experienced
▲42%

▲2%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

Research
▲5%



Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$28,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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