Earnings for Entry-Level Research Administrators come in at around $54K annually on average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Research Administrators (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Research Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,897 - $74,982
$40K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $54,354
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$13.50 - $29.05
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MEDIAN: $19.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,897 - $74,982  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,916 - $72,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $29.05  
   
Overtime
$25.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$35,916 - $72,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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National Average: $53,433

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For Entry-Level Research Administrators, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Research Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 9 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Research Administrator

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Research Administrator Salaries

Grant Management
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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