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Research Assistant Professor Demographics in the US

The average employee age for research assistant professors is 37 years. The research assistant professor workforce reached a whopping 23,833 in 2020!

Among research assistant professors, we discovered that 30.2% of them are women, while 51.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among research assistant professors is White, which makes up 59.1% of all research assistant professors. Comparatively, there are 19.0% of the Asian ethnicity and 11.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Research Assistant Professor Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 23,833 research assistant professors currently employed in the United States.
  • 30.2% of all research assistant professors are women, while only 51.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed research assistant professor is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of research assistant professors is White (59.1%), followed by Asian (19.0%) and Hispanic or Latino (11.8%).
  • The majority of research assistant professors are located in IL, Chicago and PA, Philadelphia.
  • Research assistant professors are most in-demand in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Research assistant professors are paid an average annual salary of $69,992.
  • The health care industry is the highest-paying for research assistant professors.
  • Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $87,720, the highest in the US.
  • Research assistant professors average starting salary is $52,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid research assistant professors earn as much as $93,000 or more.
  • 9% of all research assistant professors are LGBT.
  • Alaska is the best state for research assistant professors to live.
  • Research assistant professors are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Research Assistant Professor Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among research assistant professors is White, which makes up 59.1% of all research assistant professors. Comparatively, there are 19.0% of the Asian ethnicity and 11.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 59.1%
  • Asian, 19.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.8%
  • Black or African American, 5.6%
  • Unknown, 3.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Research Assistant Professors

The chart below shows that 27.3% of research assistant professors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 17.5% and French is the third-most popular at 11.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 27.3%
  • Chinese, 17.5%
  • French, 11.7%
  • Mandarin, 7.1%
  • German, 5.8%
  • Other, 30.6%

Research Assistant Professor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Research Assistant Professor Work In

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

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Education

Private

Government

Public

Top Industries Hiring Research Assistant Professors

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

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Education

Health Care

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Non Profits

Research Assistant Professor Diversity

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

Research Assistant Professor 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 research assistant professors.

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

Research Assistant Professor Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
63%
60%
58%
55%
53%
50%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Research Assistant Professor 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 research assistant professors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

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

We determined the average age of research assistant professors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

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

By looking over 2,361 research assistant professors resumes, we figured out that the average research assistant professor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 26%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Research Assistant Professor Age Breakdown

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

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Research Assistant Professor 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
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Taste Tester13%78%
Feed Research Aide18%70%
Psychologist Research Assistant23%70%
Research Assistant Professor51%30%
Field Installation Technician92%5%
Installer/Lead Technician92%4%
Senior Field Service Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Senior Field Service Technician
Installer/Lead Technician
Field Installation Technician
Research Assistant Professor
Psychologist Research Assistant
Feed Research Aide
Taste Tester
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Research Assistant Professors 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 research assistant professors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Research And Development Chemist7.15%
Seed Specialist7.37%
Research Assistant Professor9.19%
Meteorologist15.19%
Perfumer16.29%
Visiting Researcher17.71%
Field Researcher31.58%

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Research Assistant Professor Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$77,943
female-income
Female Income
$74,147

Research Assistant Professor 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
$84,080
$82,115
$80,150
$78,184
$76,219
$74,254
$72,288
$70,323
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Research Assistant Professor 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
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$71,441
High School Diploma or Less$73,072
Some College/ Associate Degree$80,150
Master's Degree$82,327
Doctorate Degree$88,142

Research Assistant Professor 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
$98,347
$93,244
$88,142
$83,040
$77,937
$72,835
$67,732
$62,630
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Research Assistant Professor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a research assistant professor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of research assistant professors is $59,889. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Research Assistant Professors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Research Assistant Professors Located?

By looking through more than 2,361 resumes, we found that the most popular places for research assistant professors are IL, Chicago and PA, Philadelphia.

Number of Research Assistant Professors

Where Are Research Assistant Professors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country research assistant professors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings