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Working As A Laboratory Research Assistant

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $37,000

    Average Salary

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Average Length of Employment
Research Associate 2.6 years
Research Assistant 1.6 years
Research Volunteer 0.8 years
Research Trainee 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Laboratory Research Assistant
Internship 16.4%
Volunteer 11.1%
Tutor 3.7%
Cashier 2.8%
Assistant 2.3%
Researcher 2.1%
Server 1.8%
President 1.8%
Top Careers After Laboratory Research Assistant
Internship 12.3%
Volunteer 7.2%
Tutor 3.4%
Researcher 2.4%
Consultant 2.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
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$24,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Brown University
Highest Paying City
Ridgewood, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Avg Experience Level
1.6 years
How much does a Laboratory Research Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Laboratory Research Assistant in the United States is $37,787 per year or $18 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $57,000.

Real Laboratory Research Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Research Assistant-Fuel Cell Lab Kelly Services, Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Nov 09, 2014 $73,045
Research Assistant-Fuel Cell Lab Kelly Services, Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Sep 11, 2014 $73,045
Research/Lab Assistant (Prosthodontics) DR. George A. Oley III PLC Richmond, VA Aug 21, 2014 $49,500
Research Assistant-Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Sep 08, 2012 $48,000
Research/Lab Assistant (Prosthodontics) DR. George A. Oley III PLC Richmond, VA Aug 21, 2011 $45,750
Research Assistant Lab University of Maryland Baltimore Baltimore, MD Nov 10, 2009 $45,498
Research Assistant-Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Dec 08, 2011 $43,800
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Aug 01, 2014 $42,349
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Jan 08, 2014 $42,349
Research Assistant Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Jun 01, 2014 $42,349
Research Assistant-Lab University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD May 08, 2014 $42,349
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Sep 05, 2015 $42,153
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD May 09, 2015 $42,153
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Oct 17, 2016 $42,000
Research Assistant Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Dec 15, 2014 $42,000
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Oct 18, 2015 $41,766
Research Assistant, Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Jan 31, 2015 $41,766
Research Laboratory Assistant Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL Jul 01, 2013 $39,500
Research Assistant-Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Oct 02, 2012 $38,645
Research Assistant-Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Sep 05, 2012 $38,565
Research Laboratory Asst Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Dec 15, 2011 $38,192
Research Assistant Lab University of Maryland Baltimore Baltimore, MD Jan 08, 2011 $37,543
Research Assistant-Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Jan 15, 2013 $36,500
Research Assistant Laboratory University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, MD Jul 18, 2011 $36,126

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Top Skills for A Laboratory Research Assistant

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Cell Culture
  3. DNA
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed lab equipment and cell inventory while developing and maintaining an organized inventory and filing system to improve work efficiency.
  • Managed cell culture laboratory and performed wide variety of microbiological experiments for cancer research.
  • Performed an SOP for RNA and DNA collection and extraction for samples to be sent for sequencing.
  • Assisted research lab staff with RT-PCR analysis and PCR analysis of gene expression in cultured cell lines.
  • Designed and implemented a universal protocol for expression and purification of proteins of interest.

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Top 10 Best States for Laboratory Research Assistants

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  4. Kansas
  5. Minnesota
  6. Delaware
  7. New Jersey
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Laboratory Research Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

45.9%

Male

39.2%

Unknown

14.8%
Ethnicity

White

51.3%

Asian

19.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Black or African American

9.6%

Unknown

5.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.4%

French

9.8%

Chinese

8.6%

Mandarin

7.7%

German

3.9%

Italian

3.2%

Japanese

3.2%

Arabic

3.0%

Korean

2.8%

Hindi

2.7%

Russian

2.4%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Cantonese

1.8%

Urdu

1.4%

Turkish

1.1%

Portuguese

1.1%

Gujarati

0.9%

Hebrew

0.9%

Swahili

0.8%

Tagalog

0.5%
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Laboratory Research Assistant Education

Schools

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

6.7%

University of California - San Diego

6.7%

Pennsylvania State University

6.5%

University of Florida

5.5%

Iowa State University

5.5%

Texas A&M University

5.1%

University of Arizona

5.0%

University of California - Davis

5.0%

Purdue University

5.0%

Northeastern University

5.0%

Michigan State University

4.9%

University of California - Berkeley

4.8%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.8%

Cornell University

4.7%

University of Washington

4.3%

Johns Hopkins University

4.3%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.2%

Ohio State University

4.1%

University of California - Riverside

3.9%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3.9%
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Majors

Biology

20.6%

Psychology

14.4%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

7.7%

Chemistry

7.3%

Mechanical Engineering

6.0%

Biomedical Engineering

5.0%

Chemical Engineering

4.8%

Electrical Engineering

3.7%

Neuroscience

3.3%

Environmental Science

3.2%

Microbiology

3.0%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.8%

Geology

2.7%

Computer Science

2.5%

Business

2.4%

Biotechnology

2.4%

Public Health

2.4%

Physics

2.1%

Counseling Psychology

1.9%

Pharmacy

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.2%

Masters

27.5%

Doctorate

9.8%

Other

8.2%

Certificate

1.5%

Associate

1.5%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.0%
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