Entry-Level Research Assistant, Medical Salary

Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $36K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,134 - $50,026
$29K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,114
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$11.65 - $21.03
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MEDIAN: $15.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,134 - $50,026  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$150.50  
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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$26,949 - $48,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $21.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$20.57 - $31.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.67 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.50  
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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$26,949 - $48,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,205

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants, 27 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+18 percent), New York (+9 percent), Aurora (+8 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Workers in Columbus and Nashville earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 13 percent.

Key Stats for Research Assistant, Medical

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
9%
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Skills That Affect Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

Data Collection
▲4%




National Average
$35,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

PCR Analysis
▼5%

Data Entry
▼6%

Phlebotomy
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 23%
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