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Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Salary

The average pay for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is $25,089 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$15,107 - $38,444
(Median)
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$25K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,089
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$9.90 - $25.06
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,107 - $38,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$17,068 - $44,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $25.06  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$17,068 - $44,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

  • Participate in manuscript writing.
  • Interpret evidence.
  • Plan and execute research activities.
  • Maintain up-to date scientific knowledge in research field.

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Experience Affects Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 30%