Laboratory Research Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$38,000
$28,000
$38,000
$51,000
Laboratory research assistants in the United States make an average salary of $38,578 per year or $18.55 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $51,000. If you like following the crowd, education and health care companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, education, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Maryland provide the highest laboratory research assistant salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Newark, NJ
$49,383
Boston, MA
$44,302
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Map of Laboratory Research Assistant Salaries

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Average Laboratory Research Assistant Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a laboratory research assistant is roughly $38,578 per year, which boils down to $18.55 per hour. Interestingly enough, laboratory research assistants have the highest salaries in Newark, NJ at about $49,383 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Newark, NJ is $25,000. Additionally, laboratory research assistants make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, New York, NY, and Hartford, CT. On a more broad level, laboratory research assistant salaries are highest in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Maine. On the contrary, Kansas, Mississippi, and Wyoming offer the lowest laboratory research assistant salaries.

Average Laboratory Research Assistant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a laboratory research assistant, being employed by a company such as Rush University Medical Center or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Loma Linda University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital also report highly competitive salaries for laboratory research assistants.

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Laboratory Research Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a laboratory research assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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$32,265
$32,265
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$28,000
$28,000
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$28,000
$28,000
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$23,912
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Laboratory Research Assistant
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$31,305
$31,305
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$36,001
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$25,044
$25,044
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