The average pay for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is $27,792 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$19,063 - $50,449
$19K
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MEDIAN: $27,792
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,063 - $50,449  
   
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$19,486 - $49,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$19,486 - $49,777  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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.

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Key Stats for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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