Research Assistant, Medical Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Research Assistant, Medical is $34,988 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Research Assistant, Medical Total Pay (?
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$27,119 - $46,995
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MEDIAN: $34,987
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Research Assistant, Medical Total Pay (?
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$9.93 - $20.65
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,119 - $46,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,723  
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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$24,319 - $46,062  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 879
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $20.65  
   
Overtime
$14.03 - $35.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,723  
   
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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$24,319 - $46,062  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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Job Description for Research Assistant, Medical
Medical research assistants' main responsibilities are to assist the lead researchers in any form necessary. This usually includes conducting and investigative clinical trials in a laboratory setting. They are normally employed by universities, doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, and private research labs all with the aims to develop new drugs to help fight devastating diseases. Within the clinical trial they are responsible for first securing the necessary consent from the research subjects or their guardians. This is because clinical trials often involve testing the effectiveness and potential problems of new drugs on volunteer human participants. At the discretion of the lead researchers, the medical research assistant then conducts experiments and records their findings. These findings are then reported into extreme large databases. It is vital that these databases are well managed, so a medical research assistant must always verify the accuracy and validity of data entered into these databases. Their role isn't solely located within the laboratory either. Once the clinical trial is over they are responsible for providing assistance with the preparation of project related reports, manuscripts, and presentations. These reports are then presented to whoever funded the clinical trial. A person who wants to become a medical research assistant usually needs to hold at least a bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, or another subject related to human health. It is also very common for graduate and doctoral students to apply for research assistant jobs in order to prepare them for their eventual careers as clinical scientists or physicians.
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
Palo Alto
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Washington
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Seattle
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New York
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$33,000
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Portland
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

PCR Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Clinical Research
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Molecular Biology
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Data Entry
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National Average
$33,000
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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