Graduate Research Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$19,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$50,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
University of Nebraska Omaha
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a graduate research assistant make?
The national average salary for a Graduate Research Assistant in the United States is $31,269 per year or $15.03 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $19,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $50,000. Education companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Graduate Research Assistants. The best states for high paying Graduate Research Assistant jobs are Hawaii, New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, and Delaware. Most Graduate Research Assistants spend 2.5 years in the position.

Average Graduate Research Assistant Salary By Location

Across America, Graduate Research Assistants make on average $31,269 annually or $15.03 hourly. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Graduate Research Assistants at 42,776. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Graduate Research Assistants is $19,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Graduate Research Assistant salaries are Hawaii, New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, and Delaware. Montana, Washington, and Alabama have the lowest Graduate Research Assistant salaries.

Map of Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Graduate Research Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Graduate Research Assistant Salary By Company

Graduate Research Assistant jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Graduate Research Assistant jobs are in Education companies and Education companies. Graduate Research Assistants at University of Nebraska Omaha and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like The University of Kansas and Partners HealthCare report highly competitive salaries for Graduate Research Assistants.

Graduate Research Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Graduate Research Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Framingham State College
Research Assistant (FSU Student/Graduate Student) Contractor)-Framingham State Universi
03/09/2020
$37,566
Texas A&M International University
Summer Graduate Research Assistant
03/03/2020
$38,610
The Texas A&M University System
Graduate Assistant-Research (PH.D)
02/27/2020
$24,000
Morehouse School of Medicine
Graduate Research Assistant
02/27/2020
$31,305
Prairie View A&M University
Graduate Assistant-Research (PH.D)
02/25/2020
$24,000
University of Alaska
Graduate Research Assistant-Interdisciplinary Masters of Science In Geospatial Data Science
02/15/2020
$30,000
University of Kansas
Graduate Research Assistant
02/12/2020
$48,001
Research Foundation Cuny
Graduate Research Assistant-Model Integration
02/12/2020
$31,305
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Graduate Research Assistant
01/29/2020
$60,000
The Texas A&M University System
Graduate Research Assistant
01/25/2020
$21,600
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