Research and Teaching Assistant Salary

A Research and Teaching Assistant earns an average salary of $29,587 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$15,891 - $50,858
(Median)
$16K
$30K
$51K
MEDIAN: $29,587
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90%

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$8.35 - $24.57
(Median)
$8
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,891 - $50,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$16,920 - $50,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $24.57  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
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).
)
$16,920 - $50,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Research and Teaching Assistant

A research and teaching assistant is typically employed by college professors to assist them in a variety of ways. In a teaching assistant role, this employee performs tasks such as grading papers, proctoring examinations, and even teaching at a discussion or lab-group level or performing guest lectures. As a research assistant, this person helps collect and classify evidence on any experiments being performed. The research assistant may also be required to help gather information in libraries, set up and perform interviews, and generally act in an administrative role to assist the professor or department in which he or she works.

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Research and Teaching Assistant Tasks

  • Answer student and research participant questions to explain logistics and concepts.
  • Support grading, syllabus creation and modification, and course websites.
  • Collect data, identify literature sources, and write up research findings.
  • Complete trainings and follow university regulations and protocols.

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Experience Affects Research and Teaching Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%