Entry-Level Research Assistant, Medical Salary

Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K per year. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,089 - $49,762
$29K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,669
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$11.11 - $21.19
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MEDIAN: $15.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,089 - $49,762  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $2,200  
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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$26,524 - $48,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $21.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$18.66 - $32.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.00 - $2,200  
   
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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$26,524 - $48,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants flock to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $35K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,802

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For Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+20 percent), New York (+10 percent), Aurora (+9 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cleveland. Employers also pay below the national average in Columbus and Nashville (12 percent lower).

Key Stats for Research Assistant, Medical

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
8%
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Skills That Affect Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

Data Collection
▲5%




Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

PCR Analysis
▼4%

Data Entry
▼5%

Phlebotomy
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 23%
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