Research Assistant II Salary

A Research Assistant II earns an average salary of $42,745 per year.

$32,970 - $56,496
$33K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,089
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$15.15 - $26.15
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MEDIAN: $17.22
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$0$56K
Salary $32,970 - $56,496
Bonus $700
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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$32,147 - $55,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $15.15 - $26.15
Overtime $25.50
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $700
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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$32,147 - $55,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,950

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Research Assistant II Reviews

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

Research Assistant II in Houston:
"A lot of good and a lot of bureaucracy."
Pros: I have a lot of freedom in terms of experimental design and project direction. My boss is hands-off. The benefits are quite good for a non-profit research institute. The core research facilities are excellent. The comparative medicine program (animal research) is advanced, proactive, genuinely helpful, and takes animal welfare very seriously.
Cons: There's a lot of frustrating bureaucracy here, as can be expected at a large organization. This is particularly bad with respect to procurement of research supplies. An item that could arrive in two to three days takes a minimum of one week to arrive, and as long as a month. Incompetent people are often entrenched in their positions. I often have to do my work and theirs to advance my projects. Sometimes this isn't possible, however, which causes long delays. Work/life balance in my position is not a given - you have to be very protective of personal time or it will not be respected. Institutional funding for research is poor, and in contrast to bureaucratic positions, security in research positions is non-existent. Continuity of federal funding is the only way to stay secure. Even momentary lapses are not tolerated. A PI and his entire staff were recently laid off two months prior to his R01 running out. Respect is reserved for physicians. You either are one, or you aren't.

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Key Stats for Research Assistant II

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%