Entry-Level Research Assistant, Medical Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants is very modest at just $36K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. There are more female Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. For the most part, Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,900 - $49,460
$29K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,646
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$11.33 - $21.30
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,900 - $49,460  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $2,170  
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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$26,535 - $48,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $21.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$19.00 - $32.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$101.37 - $2,170  
   
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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$26,535 - $48,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182

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Those at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,843

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, 29 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+12 percent), Cincinnati (+6 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (12 percent lower) and Beaverton (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Research Assistant, Medical

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 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%



Research Analysis
▲1%

Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

PCR Analysis
▼2%

Data Entry
▼4%

Phlebotomy
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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