GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$43,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$43,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
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 $43,424 per year or $20.88 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $77,000. Professional companies and Hospitality companies have the most job opportunities for Graduate Research Assistants. The best states for high paying Graduate Research Assistant jobs are Hawaii, Alaska, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Most Graduate Research Assistants spend 2.5 years in the position.

Average Graduate Research Assistant Salary By Company

Graduate Research Assistants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Graduate Research Assistants are in Professional companies and Hospitality companies. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fred Hutch are the highest paying companies. Companies like Barnard College and Vanderbilt University also report very competitive wages for Graduate Research Assistants.

Average Graduate Research Assistant Salary By Location

Graduate Research Assistants in the US makes an average salary of $43,424 per year or $20.88 per hour. The city with the highest Graduate Research Assistant salary is Anchorage, AK at $65,487 per year. The average starting salary in Anchorage, AK for Graduate Research Assistants is $49,000. Some of the states with the best Graduate Research Assistant salaries are Hawaii, Alaska, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York. Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon have the lowest reported salaries for Graduate Research Assistants.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Anchorage, AK
$65,487
2
New York, NY
$50,831
3
College Park, MD
$50,039
4
Washington, DC
$49,814
5
Downers Grove, IL
$47,655

Average Graduate Research Assistant Salary By Industry

Graduate Research Assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Graduate Research Assistants. Technology companies pay Graduate Research Assistants an average salary of $52,840, Health Care companies pay $46,625, and Professional companys come in at $42,605. At $38,284, the average salary for Graduate Research Assistants in the Non Profits industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Technology
$52,840
2
Health Care
$46,625
3
Professional
$42,605
4
Hospitality
$40,092
5
Non Profits
$38,284

RECENTLY ADDED Graduate Research Assistant SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
University of Central Missouri
Graduate Research Assistant
10/31/2019
$45,000
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Graduate Research Assistant
10/30/2019
$60,000
University of Kansas
Graduate Research Assistant
10/29/2019
$41,740
Teachers College, Columbia University
Graduate Research Assistant
New York, NY
10/22/2019
$40,500
The Texas A&M University System
Graduate Research Assistant
10/22/2019
$19,200
Chapman University
Graduate Research Assistant
10/05/2019
$27,131
The Texas A&M University System
Graduate Research Assistant
09/27/2019
$19,200
Chapman University
Graduate Research Assistant
09/23/2019
$27,131
Sul Ross State University
Graduate Research Assistant
09/14/2019
$15,000
Chapman University
Graduate Research Assistant
08/20/2019
$25,044
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