Laboratory Research Assistant

Laboratory Research Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Ridgewood, NJ
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
1.6 years
How much does a laboratory research assistant make?
As a Laboratory Research Assistant in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $37,787 per year or $18.17 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $57,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Laboratory Research Assistants are Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Rhode Island, New Jersey, North Dakota, Massachusetts, and Maine have the highest paying Laboratory Research Assistant jobs. The typical employment for a Laboratory Research Assistant is 1.6 years.

Average Laboratory Research Assistant Salary By Company

Laboratory Research Assistant jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute report highly competitive salaries for Laboratory Research Assistants.

Average Laboratory Research Assistant Salary By Location

As a Laboratory Research Assistant in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $37,787 per year or $18.17 per hour. Ridgewood, NJ reports the highest annual salary for Laboratory Research Assistants at 48,407. The average starting salary in Ridgewood, NJ for Laboratory Research Assistants is $28,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Laboratory Research Assistant salaries are Rhode Island, New Jersey, North Dakota, Massachusetts, and Maine. Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Ridgewood, NJ
$48,407
2
Cambridge, MA
$47,493
3
Washington, DC
$47,269
4
Baltimore, MD
$44,012
5
Chicago, IL
$42,024

Average Laboratory Research Assistant Pay By Industry

Wages for Laboratory Research Assistants can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Education companies, Health Care companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Laboratory Research Assistants. Salaries for Laboratory Research Assistants in Education companies average $39,284 annually, while Health Care companies and Manufacturing companies pay $39,236 and $37,329, respectively. At $37,277, the average salary for Laboratory Research Assistants in the Non Profits industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Education
$39,284
2
Health Care
$39,236
3
Manufacturing
$37,329
4
Non Profits
$37,277

Recently Added Laboratory Research Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Texas A&M University
Laboratory Research Assistant
01/29/2020
$23,912
Rutgers University
Laboratory Research Assistant
01/23/2020
$31,305
George Washington University
Laboratory Research Assistant
01/23/2020
$36,001
University of Arizona
Laboratory Research Assistant
12/22/2019
$25,044
North Carolina State University
Laboratory Research Assistant
12/18/2019
$43,000
Chapman University
Laboratory Research Assistant
12/02/2019
$27,131
University of Arizona
Laboratory Research Assistant
11/22/2019
$25,044
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Laboratory Research Assistant
11/21/2019
$37,157
North Carolina State University
Laboratory Research Assistant
10/30/2019
$36,000
City University of New York
Laboratory Research Assistant
10/29/2019
$38,915
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