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11,493 Research Assistant Salaries

Research Assistants earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 74% 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."
Equal to average University of Texas Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"My salary as a undergraduate assistant was competitive"
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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."
+$18K (46%) more than average Texas A&M University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay for this position is pretty standard."
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$30K Arizona State University's Average Research Assistant Salary (111 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Assistant salary ($30K)
-$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)
"The stipend along with the tuition benefits is really handy."
+$26K (60%) more than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Skittles but less than average however I was still learning and applying theories at the same time."
-$10K (40%) less than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Basically, the ASU does not pay enough to their students."
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$30K University of Missouri's Average Research Assistant Salary (96 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."
+$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."
-$10K (40%) less than average University of Missouri Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I don't think I was underpaid since my entire tuition fee for Masters was also covered by University of Missouri along with an additional $20000"
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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"
+$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."
-$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."
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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)

Equal to national average Research Assistant salary ($30K)
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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."
-$3K (10%) less than average Penn State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay is decent, however, I believe that it does not match the work load."
-$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."
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$30K Purdue University's Average Research Assistant Salary (127 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Assistant salary ($30K)
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-$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."
+$12K (33%) more than average Purdue University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The salary for a research assistant is nearly below average compared to others. The salary won't get significant growth along with time. The salary also includes tuition for programs."
-$5K (18%) less than average Purdue University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The salary was decent for an undergraduate RA position"
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$30K University of Florida's Average Research Assistant Salary (102 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Assistant salary ($30K)
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-$6K (22%) less than average University of Florida Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay for my work was dependent on the funding that was available to me."
-$12K (50%) less than average University of Florida Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I feel a little underpaid because I have to pay additional tuition costs on top of the low salary I receive. Having an increase would allow me to focus on what's important with respect to work."
-$9K (35%) less than average University of Florida Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I would like more, but our grant money is not enough to pay me at the full rates, the new grant would take care of my salary for next year though."
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$30K Georgia Institute of Technology's Average Research Assistant Salary (99 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."
-$5K (18%) less than average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"That is the typical rate, but I could get higher with more publications."
Equal to average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
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