$38,589
Avg. Salary
$16.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$997

Bonus

$300

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Research Assistant, Medical is $16.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Research Assistant, Medical is $38,589 per year.

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$0$51K
Salary $29,808 - $51,724
Bonus $251 - $5,045
Profit Sharing $300
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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$28,382 - $51,039
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 766
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.27 - $22.59
Hourly Tips $0.67
Overtime $13.36 - $34.31
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $251 - $5,045
Profit Sharing $300
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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$28,382 - $51,039
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 468

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 and filing skills are also important, as the research assistant must keep comprehensive files and reports.

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Research Assistant, Medical Pay By Employer

Common Career Paths for Research Assistant, Medical


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While not commonly seen, Medical Research Assistants who transition into a Physician Assistant position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Physician Assistants is $84K per year. It is quite typical for Medical Research Assistants to transition into roles as Clinical Research Coordinators or Biotechnology Research Associates, where reported median earnings are $5K and $12K higher per year.

Research Assistant, Medical Job Listings

Popular Skills for Research Assistant, Medical


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Data Collection, Clinical Research, Research Analysis, and Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Neuroscience, Data Entry, and Phlebotomy. For most people, competency in Clinical Research indicates knowledge of Molecular Biology.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Assistant, Medical

Pay by Experience for a Research Assistant, Medical has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Assistant, Medical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 498 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Assistant, Medical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Research Assistant, Medical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 39 salaries. A Research Assistant, Medical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-16%

National Average: $37,001

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

With a pay rate for Medical Research Assistants that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Medical Research Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Palo Alto (+26 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), Cincinnati (+15 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Nashville and Cleveland (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Research Assistant, Medical Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Assistant, Medical?

Research Assistant, Medical in Glendale:
"Good work."
Pros: Get to help people.
Cons: Understaffed haphazard schedule lackbof resources.

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Key Stats for Research Assistant, Medical

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

▲38%

▲23%

▲8%

National Average
$37,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Research Assistant, Medical Salaries

Data Collection
▲3%

National Average
$37,000




Data Analysis
▼3%

▼7%

▼9%

Phlebotomy
▼9%

Neuroscience
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 21%