Research Assistant/Technician

Research Assistant/Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$25,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Charles River Systems
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a research assistant/technician make?
Research Assistant/Technicians in America make, on average, $38,197 a year or $18.36 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 32,000. The top 10 percent earn over $57,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $25,000 annually. Health Care companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Research Assistant/Technician jobs are Alaska, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and District of Columbia. The typical employment for a Research Assistant/Technician is 2.1 years.

Average Research Assistant/Technician Salary By Location

Across America, Research Assistant/Technicians make on average $38,197 annually or $18.36 hourly. The top city when it comes to Research Assistant/Technician salaries is New York, NY at $51,722 per year. The New York, NY average entry-level salary for Research Assistant/Technicians is $31,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Research Assistant/Technician salaries are Alaska, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and District of Columbia. North Dakota, Louisiana, and Montana have the lowest Research Assistant/Technician salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
New York, NY
$51,722
2
Arlington, VA
$50,374
3
Menlo Park, CA
$50,315
4
Washington, DC
$50,250
5
New Haven, CT
$48,163

Average Research Assistant/Technician Salary By Company

Research Assistant/Technicians report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Assistant/Technicians are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. Charles River Systems and Highmark are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii and LifePoint Health report highly competitive salaries for Research Assistant/Technicians.

Average Research Assistant/Technician Pay By Industry

Research Assistant/Technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Non Profits companies, and Pharmaceutical companies pay their Research Assistant/Technicians well. Salaries for Research Assistant/Technicians in Health Care companies average $41,654 annually, while Non Profits companies and Pharmaceutical companies pay $37,509 and $37,399, respectively. The average salary for Research Assistant/Technicians in the Media industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $35,289.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Health Care
$41,654
2
Non Profits
$37,509
3
Pharmaceutical
$37,399
4
Manufacturing
$36,140
5
Media
$35,289

Recently Added Research Assistant/Technician Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
University of Kansas
Research Assistant/Technician
01/23/2020
$20,870
University of Texas at Austin
Research Assistant/Technician
01/19/2020
$31,415
George Washington University
Research Assistant/Technician
01/08/2020
$30,324
George Washington University
Research Assistant/Technician
09/07/2019
$30,324
The University of Alabama In Huntsville
Research Assistant/Technician
08/03/2019
$21,726
Covance
Research Assistant/Technician
08/01/2019
$31,305
Covance
Research Assistant/Technician
06/10/2019
$37,566
The University of Alabama In Huntsville
Research Assistant/Technician
06/08/2019
$28,696
Rutgers University
Research Assistant/Technician
06/06/2019
$41,740