Senior Research Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$47,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$47,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Cabot
Highest Paying City
Los Altos, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a senior research assistant make?
The national average salary for a Senior Research Assistant in the U.S. is $48,031 annually or $23.09 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $62,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $37,000 per year. Education companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and New Jersey have the highest paying Senior Research Assistant jobs. The typical employment for a Senior Research Assistant is 3.1 years.

Average Senior Research Assistant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Senior Research Assistant in the USA is $48,031 annually or $23.09 hourly. The city with the highest Senior Research Assistant salary is Los Altos, CA at $61,730 per year. The average starting salary in Los Altos, CA for Senior Research Assistants is $36,000. Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and New Jersey are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and Tennessee.

Map of Senior Research Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Research Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Senior Research Assistant Salary By Company

Senior Research Assistants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Education companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Senior Research Assistants. Cabot and CyberCoders are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and New York Blood Center report highly competitive salaries for Senior Research Assistants.

Average Senior Research Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Senior Research Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Pharmaceutical companies, Finance companies, and Non Profits companies pay their Senior Research Assistants well. Pharmaceutical companies pay Senior Research Assistants an average salary of $66,030, Finance companies pay $65,980, and Non Profits companys come in at $63,607. The average salary for Senior Research Assistants in the Education industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $44,079.
Industry
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$66,030
$66k
Finance
Finance
$65,980
$66k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$63,607
$64k
Health Care
Health Care
$46,751
$47k
Education
Education
$44,079
$44k

Senior Research Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Research Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$38,255
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$38,920
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$38,255
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$38,920
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$35,568
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
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03/07/2020
$40,000
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$30,888
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$40,000
University of Tennessee
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02/20/2020
$36,376
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
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01/30/2020
$38,000
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