Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $35K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. There are more female Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,715 - $49,298
(Median)
$29K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,288
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$11.56 - $20.97
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,715 - $49,298  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $1,950  
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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$26,491 - $47,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $20.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$18.72 - $31.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$99.33 - $1,950  
   
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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$26,491 - $47,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,431

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Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Entry-Level Medical Research Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Cincinnati (+7 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Portland (+4 percent). Nashville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Columbus (11 percent lower) and Beaverton (8 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

Molecular Biology
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Research Analysis
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Clinical Research
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Data Analysis
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$34,000

PCR Analysis
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Data Entry
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Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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