The average hourly pay for a Research Assistant, Medical is $16.83.
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Job Description for Research Assistant, Medical
Medical research assistants generally work underneath principal researchers or investigators. They often work on teams of researchers and assistants who are learning more about a topic or intending to prove a hypothesis, and may be responsible for gathering data from various sources. Data entry of gathered information is usually performed by the assistant, so it is important to have strong computer, typing, and ten-key skills and experience with database and spreadsheet software. Record-keeping …Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Assistant, Medical
The top respondents for the job title Research Assistant, Medical are from the companies Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Reported salaries are highest at Harvard University where the average pay is $27.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), earning around $22.66 and $17.37, respectively. Vanderbilt University pays the lowest at around $14.64. Vanderbilt Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.68 and $15.99, respectively.
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Skills in Data Analysis, Research Analysis and Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Clinical Research.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Assistant, Medical
An entry-level Research Assistant, Medical with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.46 based on 204 salaries. An early career Research Assistant, Medical with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.16 based on 856 salaries. A mid-career Research Assistant, Medical with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.46 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Research Assistant, Medical with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.79 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Research Assistant, Medical in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (6.7% more) and San Diego, California (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (13.2% less) and Portland, Oregon (0.6% less).
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