A Research and Teaching Assistant earns an average salary of $33,748 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$14,597 - $59,665
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MEDIAN: $33,748
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$14,597 - $59,665  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,442 - $70,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$26.04  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$16,442 - $70,286  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$34,000

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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