RESEARCH ASSISTANT SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$41,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$41,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Moody's
Highest Paying City
Piscataway, NJ
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
1.6 years
How much does a research assistant make?
Research Assistants in America make an average salary of $41,910 per year or $20.15 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 47,000. The top 10 percent earn over $71,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $24,000 annually. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Research Assistants are Health Care companies and Hospitality companies. Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York have the highest paying Research Assistant jobs. Most Research Assistants spend 1.6 years in the position.

Average Research Assistant Salary By Company

If you are a Research Assistant, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Assistants are in Health Care companies and Hospitality companies. Moody's and Hartford Public Schools are the best paying companies for Research Assistants. Companies like AT&T and The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital also report very competitive wages for Research Assistants.

Average Research Assistant Salary By Location

Research Assistants in the US makes an average salary of $41,910 per year or $20.15 per hour. Piscataway, NJ reports the highest Research Assistant salaries at $50,083 per year. Even as an entry-level Research Assistant, you will make $26,000 per year in Piscataway, NJ. Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York are the states with the highest payscale for Research Assistants. Vermont, North Dakota, Oregon, Maine, and Washington are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Piscataway, NJ
$50,083
2
Pittsburgh, PA
$50,067
3
New York, NY
$49,523
4
Baltimore, MD
$49,032
5
San Francisco, CA
$48,992

Average Research Assistant Salary By Industry

Wages for Research Assistants can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Hospitality companies pay higher-than-average wages for Research Assistants. Technology companies pay Research Assistants an average salary of $45,283, Health Care companies pay $42,141, and Hospitality companys come in at $41,559. The types of companies that pay Research Assistants the least are in the Telecommunication industry, where the average annual salary is $41,264.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Technology
$45,283
2
Health Care
$42,141
3
Hospitality
$41,559
4
Professional
$41,306
5
Telecommunication
$41,264

RECENTLY ADDED Research Assistant SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Informa PLC
Research Assistant
10/31/2019
$33,392
Trustees of Dartmouth College
Research Assistant
10/31/2019
$39,966
Birmingham, AL
10/31/2019
$34,278
Cornell University
Research Assistant
10/31/2019
$27,131
Informa
Research Assistant
10/31/2019
$33,392
WCS Congo
Research Assistant
New York, NY
10/31/2019
$32,349
10/31/2019
$31,305
The University of Arizona
Research Assistant
Tucson, AZ
10/31/2019
$27,050
Alisal Union Elementary
Research Assistant
10/30/2019
$46,838
10/30/2019
$35,460
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