Student Research Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$23,000
$15,000
Min 10%
$23,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
1.5 years
How much does a student research assistant make?
The national average salary for a Student Research Assistant in the United States is $23,198 per year or $11.15 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $15,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $33,000. Most Student Research Assistant jobs are in Education companies and Non Profits companies. States with the highest Student Research Assistant salaries include Hawaii, New Jersey, Alaska, Delaware, and Maine. The typical tenure for a Student Research Assistant is 1.5 years.

Average Student Research Assistant Salary By Location

Across America, Student Research Assistants make on average $23,198 annually or $11.15 hourly. The top city when it comes to Student Research Assistant salaries is Washington, DC at $29,055 per year. Even an entry-level Student Research Assistant makes $15,000 per year in Washington, DC. Hawaii, New Jersey, Alaska, Delaware, and Maine are the states with the highest payscale for Student Research Assistants. Alabama, Wyoming, Mississippi, Montana, and Utah are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Student Research Assistant Salaries

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

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Average Student Research Assistant Salary By Company

Student Research Assistants report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Student Research Assistants are Education companies and Non Profits companies. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The University of Kansas are the best paying companies for Student Research Assistants. Companies like CoxHealth and Children's Health also pay high salaries to their Student Research Assistants.

Average Student Research Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Student Research Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Manufacturing companies, and Education companies pay higher-than-average wages for Student Research Assistants. Technology companies pay their Student Research Assistants the highest wages, averaging $24,421 per year. Manufacturing companies and Education companies pay well too, at $23,360 and $23,203, respectively. At $23,035, the average salary for Student Research Assistants in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$24,421
$24k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$23,360
$23k
Education
Education
$23,203
$23k
Health Care
Health Care
$23,035
$23k

Student Research Assistant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Student Research Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Student Research Assistant can range from $19,450 to $19,850 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Student Research Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Student Research Assistant
04/28/2020
$18,157
University of Kansas
Plant-Microbe Interactions Student Research Assistant
03/06/2020
$22,957
Chapman University
AY Student Research Assistant-Fse, 4614
02/21/2020
$27,131
The Texas A&M University System
Student Research Assistant
01/27/2020
$27,131
University of Kansas
Student Research Assistant
01/21/2020
$25,044
University of Utah
Student Research Assistant
01/20/2020
$20,870
Chapman University
Student Research Assistant
01/07/2020
$27,131
University of Kansas
Student Research Assistant
12/18/2019
$25,044
The Texas A&M University System
Student Research Assistant
12/14/2019
$25,044
Prairie View A&M University
Student Research Assistant
12/13/2019
$25,044
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