An average Entry-Level Research Administrator can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Research Administrators making up 77 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$40,480 - $75,244
(Median)
$40K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $53,563
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$14.68 - $27.56
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,480 - $75,244  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$35,386 - $72,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $27.56  
   
Overtime
$25.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$35,386 - $72,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,181

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Research Administrators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Research Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

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Skills That Affect Research Administrator Salaries

Grant Management
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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