$26,862
Avg. Salary
$14.92
Avg. Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data! Is Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) your job title? Find out what you're worth.

The average pay for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is $14.92 per hour.

The average pay for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is $26,862 per year.

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MEDIAN $26,862
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$0$47K
Salary $18,780 - $46,164
Bonus $492 - $23,489
Total Pay (?
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$19,717 - $47,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 501
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $10.24 - $22.97
Overtime $1.02 - $44.04
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $492 - $23,489
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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$19,717 - $47,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 211

Job Description

Graduate research assistants (GRAs) are in charge of conducting research efforts at a graduate level, analyzing information, aggregating data, running calculations using spreadsheet software, and assisting professors, professionals, and other individuals in carrying out research and administrative tasks as needed.

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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.

Common Career Paths


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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,286

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)?

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in Tulsa:
"Great City."
Pros: There is plenty to do, but there's still a small town feel.
Cons: Tulsa is kinda in the middle of nowhere. It's a long drive to other cities.

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in Charlottesville:
Pros: There are potential future opportunities.
Cons: School is incredibly conservative, students lazy and entitled, intense racial profiling.

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in Escondido:
"Cost of living in ca 11.00$ is not enough."
Stay humble and positive blessed.

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in Birmingham:
"A better future."
Pros: It is a highly technical wirk. I like that this job is preparing for for a better future.
Cons: Most of the internation student I work with are lazy, performance poor quality tasks, and do not show interest in the program. I think most of the students are frustrated because of the slow salary.

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Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲43%

▲2%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

Research
▲6%



Data Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$28,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 37%