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Best states for a Research Assistant

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Do you wonder which states in the U.S. are the best for Research Assistants?

If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for Research Assistant jobs for you to check out and see if you think it's time to move and start new.

Why move?

Because not all states fare the same when it come to job opportunity and pay.

Our research found that Alaska is the best state for Research Assistants, while Delaware and Alaska are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

Alaska has a median salary of $70,146 and Delaware has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Research Assistants.

To do that, we looked at the most recent data we have available for the following criteria -- average annual wages, and availability of jobs for Research Assistants.

The highest position that you can reach as a Research Assistant is Principal Scientist.

The median salary of a Principal Scientist is $114,230.

The 10 Best States in America For Research Assistants in 2019

  1. Alaska
  2. New Mexico
  3. Delaware
  4. Minnesota
  5. Michigan
  6. Louisiana
  7. New Jersey
  8. New York
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Arizona
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  • (168 jobs)
  • (364 jobs)
  • (60 jobs)
  • (564 jobs)
  • (1,286 jobs)
  • (150 jobs)
  • (384 jobs)

We looked at the most recent data to rank all fifty states from best to worst for Research Assistant jobs.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Research Assistants.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Research Assistants in 2019

1. Alaska

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
86 $70,146 $49,000 $99,000 3.04
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in Alaska

2. New Mexico

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
117 $68,918 $48,000 $97,000 1.26
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in New Mexico

3. Delaware

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
31 $72,697 $51,000 $102,000 0.61
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in Delaware

4. Minnesota

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
168 $67,963 $48,000 $95,000 0.48
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in Minnesota

5. Michigan

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
364 $53,892 $42,000 $68,000 0.88
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in Michigan

6. Louisiana

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
60 $59,219 $41,000 $83,000 0.39
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in Louisiana

7. New Jersey

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
564 $54,925 $41,000 $73,000 1.18
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in New Jersey

8. New York

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,286 $54,328 $38,000 $75,000 1.58
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in New York

9. Wisconsin

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
150 $54,821 $38,000 $77,000 0.51
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in Wisconsin

10. Arizona

Total Research Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
384 $50,853 $36,000 $71,000 1.31
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Research Assistant Jobs in Arizona

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Research Assistant

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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