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11,521 Research Assistant Salaries

Research Assistants earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 75% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Research Assistants work for County of Sacramento at $91,000 annually while the lowest paid Research Assistants work for Elizabeth City State University earning approximately $11,000 each year.

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$31K
"I feel like I am being paid the right amount as I used to work for 20 hours a week while taking classes. Being paid $15/hr is almost as twice as the average minimum wage job. Moreover, the experience that I gained working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant was priceless and honestly all I cared about at the time was gaining the experience, not the money."
Posted 6 years ago in Charlotte, NC

$30K University of Texas' Average Research Assistant Salary (240 salaries)

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-$5K (15%) less than average University of Texas salary ($35K)
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+$45K (85%) more than average University of Texas Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I have been involved in Bio-molecular research for the past 6 years, from DNA technologies to encapsulating drugs into nano-particles, given my exposure and experience on R&D, I believe 75000 of annual income is a fair asking price."
-$10K (40%) less than average University of Texas Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Not very good. But considering the experience and the opportunity I got it would be worth to work in UTD."
-$6K (22%) less than average University of Texas Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"It is decent enough as for a Master's student. But depending on capabilities and what the position demands, the pay is low."
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$30K Texas A&M University's Average Research Assistant Salary (168 salaries)

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"I received payment for each semester on a monthly basis to cover my tuition waiver, health insurance, and salary too. It was continued for the whole year because of my academic excellence. I feel the salary was good in relation to my position."
-$9K (35%) less than average Texas A&M University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I am getting paid little, but it is okay. I make $10 a hour, but soon the work will pay off and I can move on to do bigger things for the future."
-$7K (26%) less than average Texas A&M University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Since I was Master Science (MS) student at the university, my salary was limited and it was not enough."
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$30K Arizona State University's Average Research Assistant Salary (111 salaries)

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-$1K (3%) less than average Arizona State University salary ($31K)
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+$12K (33%) more than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"It's just a stipend. And this is the average level for research assistant in all academic universities as we are still student."
-$10K (40%) less than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Basically, the ASU does not pay enough to their students."
+$12K (33%) more than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The stipend along with the tuition benefits is really handy."
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$30K University of Missouri's Average Research Assistant Salary (97 salaries)

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-$11K (44%) less than average University of Missouri Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay was decent for living in Columbia. It is a university town where hundreds of new students enroll each year. The living cost was very moderate and students were busy with study and exams rather than any other activities. As a student, the pay was fair for me in a town like Columbia, MO."
-$10K (40%) less than average University of Missouri Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay is low and workload is high. with my supervisor it is hard to keep the balance between the work and life."
+$1K (3%) more than average University of Missouri Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I think it is fine since I'm still a student. And besides, there will be tuition waiver for this job. So this is a good job."
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$30K Purdue University's Average Research Assistant Salary (129 salaries)

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+$20K (50%) more than average Purdue University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I think salaries for Research Assistant around the US are similar. It is the kind of job which means to let graduates financially support themselves to finish their programs. The difference may come from living costs in different regions."
-$10K (40%) less than average Purdue University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay as a Graduate Research or Teaching Assistant with my University basically broke down into a $20/hr wage, however are always payed half time, regardless of the hours that are put in each month, the work must be done, and the pay is the same."
+$4K (12%) more than average Purdue University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The salary was the highest allowed to be paid to graduate students. Living in a small town in the mid west, the salary compared well to even the graduate students living in big metropolitan areas."
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$30K University of Michigan's Average Research Assistant Salary (127 salaries)

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-$5K (15%) less than average University of Michigan salary ($35K)
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"This did not considered the tuition weaver and benefits etc, should be very comparable"
-$6K (22%) less than average University of Michigan Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I have been paid for 20 hours/week and I have been paid an hourly rate of 15. As a student I felt happy."
+$1K (3%) more than average University of Michigan Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I was given the salary which was apt for my skillset in comparison to other competitors."
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$30K University of Southern California's Average Research Assistant Salary (172 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Assistant salary ($30K)
-$8K (23%) less than average University of Southern California salary ($38K)
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+$5K (15%) more than average University of Southern California Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I am a research assistant and at the same time I am still a phd candidate. I am fine with what they offer me."
+$3K (9%) more than average University of Southern California Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Reasonable, provided we also have tuition credits."
Equal to average University of Southern California Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay for a Ph.D. student in CA is much the same I think."
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$30K Penn State University's Average Research Assistant Salary (130 salaries)

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-$9K (35%) less than average Penn State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"My salary was an average per hour wage for a student in my position. The position gave me experience, which I value more than the hourly wage."
-$5K (18%) less than average Penn State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay for grad students is lower than average, but since this is a cheaper place to live, it balances out."
-$9K (35%) less than average Penn State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay here was not the greatest but since it was a school position I was okay with the lower pay."
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$30K Georgia Institute of Technology's Average Research Assistant Salary (100 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Assistant salary ($30K)
-$9K (26%) less than average Georgia Institute of Technology salary ($39K)
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-$6K (22%) less than average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I think its less salary but it is common what students get in USA."
+$1K (3%) more than average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The stipend for a Graduate Research Assistant on an average at Georgia Tech is $15/hr."
-$13K (55%) less than average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I received school credit compensation for the position."
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$30K Rochester Institute of Technology's Average Research Assistant Salary (40 salaries)

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+$1K (3%) more than average Rochester Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay for RIT is standard pay that is given for all assistantship position so in that sense the salary is quite fair."
+$12K (33%) more than average Rochester Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Since I am a student, I am more focused on the kind of work I get to do. I believe my compensation is competitive."
-$5K (18%) less than average Rochester Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I get paid a decent amount for being a Research Assistant. Although since I am keen on handling more responsibility and am eager to be a part of more than one aspect of my job. For example, I want to be involved with the start of an idea, to the analysis of the idea, the financial layout of the idea, and the final production/implementation of the idea."
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