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Average Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Salary

$28,809
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$3,000
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The average salary for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is $28,809.
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$20k
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$29k
90%
$48k
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What Do Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)s Do?

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Tasks
  • Collect, validate and analyze data.
  • Maintain, calibrate, clean and update instruments and programs.
  • Research and write papers, summaries, presentations and documentation.
  • Create models, simulations and programs to analyze and disseminate data or findings.
  • Plan and execute research activities.

Job Satisfaction for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

3.8 out of 5
(77)
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Popular Employer Salaries for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

The top respondents for the job title Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) are from the companies Johns Hopkins University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and University of Washington (UW). Reported salaries are highest at University of Washington (UW) where the average pay is $31,000. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) pays the lowest at around $18,424.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)s?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis, Molecular Biology, Technical Writing, Data Analysis and Research Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)s?

An entry-level Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $29,189 based on 58 salaries. An early career Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28,776 based on 364 salaries. A mid-career Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27,752 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 44.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (39.7% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (27.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.6% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (8.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 525 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.0%
Early Career
69.3%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
2.3%

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