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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

  • $38,000

    Average Salary

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Average Length of Employment
Research Associate 2.6 years
Research Assistant 1.6 years
Research Trainee 0.8 years
Research Volunteer 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
$38,000
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$28,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Rush University Medical Center
Highest Paying City
Newark, 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 $38,578 per year or $19 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $51,000.

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Real Laboratory Research Assistant Salaries

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

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Top Skills for A Laboratory Research Assistant

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Cell Culture
  3. DNA
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  • 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.
  • Developed and tested various systems involving DNA-strand displacement reactions.
  • Assisted research lab staff with RT-PCR analysis and PCR analysis of gene expression in cultured cell lines.
  • Cleaned lab glassware* Maintained chemical stock levels* Started research for optimizing protein purification* Created SDS Page gels for determining protein purity

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Laboratory Research Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

48.2%

Male

42.2%

Unknown

9.6%
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 California - San Diego

8.2%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

7.5%

Pennsylvania State University

7.1%

Texas A&M University

5.6%

University of California - Berkeley

4.9%

University of California - Riverside

4.9%

University of Florida

4.9%

Purdue University

4.9%

Iowa State University

4.8%

University of Arizona

4.8%

University of California - Davis

4.7%

University of Washington

4.6%

Arizona State University

4.3%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4.3%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.2%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.2%

Michigan State University

4.2%

Northeastern University

4.2%

North Carolina State University

3.9%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.8%
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Majors

Biology

21.4%

Psychology

18.6%

Chemistry

7.9%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

7.8%

Mechanical Engineering

5.5%

Biomedical Engineering

4.5%

Chemical Engineering

4.2%

Electrical Engineering

4.2%

Neuroscience

3.2%

Environmental Science

3.0%

Microbiology

2.8%

Geology

2.3%

Computer Science

2.3%

Physics

2.1%

Biotechnology

2.0%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

1.9%

Public Health

1.8%

Cell Biology And Anatomical Science

1.7%

Business

1.5%

Pharmacy

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

71.3%

Masters

18.4%

Doctorate

5.3%

Associate

1.9%

High School Diploma

1.5%

Certificate

1.3%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.0%
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