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Professional Research Assistant Demographics in the US

Professional Research Assistant Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among professional research assistants is White, which makes up 60.9% of all professional research assistants. Comparatively, there are 14.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.8% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 60.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.1%
  • Asian, 12.8%
  • Black or African American, 7.7%
  • Unknown, 3.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Professional Research Assistants

The chart below shows that 48.2% of professional research assistants speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.4% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.3%.

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  • Spanish, 48.2%
  • French, 11.4%
  • Chinese, 5.3%
  • Mandarin, 4.4%
  • German, 4.4%
  • Other, 26.3%

Types of Professional Research Assistant Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for professional research assistants. The most common degree for professional research assistants is bachelor's degree. In fact, 57% of professional research assistants earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 13% and rounding it off is associate degree with 10%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 57%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 10%
  • High School Diploma degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 15%

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Professional Research Assistant Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ professional research assistants. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most professional research assistants is the education industry.

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We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire professional research assistants.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Professional Research Assistant Work In

Employees with the professional research assistant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most professional research assistants prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Top Industries Hiring Professional Research Assistants

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ professional research assistants. Those industries include education, professional and health care.

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Fortune 500

Health Care


Professional Research Assistant Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as professional research assistants. Keep reading to find out what the results for professional research assistants were.

Professional Research Assistant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among professional research assistants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Professional Research Assistant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the professional research assistant position over time.


Professional Research Assistant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of professional research assistants changed.

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Average Age of a Professional Research Assistant Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of professional research assistants based on ethnicity and gender.


The Average Number of Years That Professional Research Assistant Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,194 professional research assistants resumes, we figured out that the average professional research assistant enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Professional Research Assistant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of professional research assistant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of professional research assistants is 20-30 years old, which represents 39% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Professional Research Assistant Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior field service technician and installer/lead technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Taste Tester13%78%
Feed Research Aide18%70%
Psychologist Research Assistant23%70%
Professional Research Assistant36%58%
Field Installation Technician92%5%
Installer/Lead Technician92%4%
Senior Field Service Technician92%5%
Senior Field Service Technician
Installer/Lead Technician
Field Installation Technician
Professional Research Assistant
Psychologist Research Assistant
Feed Research Aide
Taste Tester

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Professional Research Assistants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to professional research assistants.

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Job Titleascdesc
Research Chemist7.15%
Weed Science Research Technician7.37%
Professional Research Assistant9.19%
Grey Goods Tester16.29%
Park Supervisor17.71%
Field Researcher31.58%

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Professional Research Assistant Gender Pay Gap

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Professional Research Assistant Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Professional Research Assistant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$56,811
High School Diploma or Less$58,079
Some College/ Associate Degree$63,577
Master's Degree$65,267
Doctorate Degree$69,773

Professional Research Assistant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Professional Research Assistant Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a professional research assistant can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of professional research assistants is $45,544. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Professional Research Assistants Earn The Most?

The map here shows where professional research assistants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

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Where Are Professional Research Assistants Located?

By looking through more than 2,194 resumes, we found that the most popular places for professional research assistants are CO, Denver and CO, Aurora.

Number of Professional Research Assistants