A Research Assistant, Medical earns an average salary of $36,337 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Data Collection is associated with high pay for this job.
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$29,140 - $50,697
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$29K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,336
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$11.76 - $21.46
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,140 - $50,697  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $1,846  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,990 - $49,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $21.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$18.81 - $31.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.00 - $1,846  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$26,990 - $49,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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Job Description for Research Assistant, Medical

Medical research assistants generally work underneath principal researchers or investigators. They often work on teams of researchers and assistants who are learning more about a topic or intending to prove a hypothesis, and may be responsible for gathering data from various sources. Data entry of gathered information is usually performed by the assistant, so it is important to have strong computer, typing, and ten-key skills and experience with database and spreadsheet software. Record-keeping and filing skills are also important, as the research assistant must keep comprehensive files and reports.

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Research Assistant, Medical Tasks

  • Provide assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Prepare, manipulate, and manage extensive databases.
  • May obtain informed consent of research subjects or their guardians.
  • Verify the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,379

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Experience Affects Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

Data Collection
up arrow 13%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Clinical Research
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

PCR Analysis
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 7%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 9%

Neuroscience
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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