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11,225 Research Assistant Salaries

Research Assistants earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 71% 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 Texas A&M University's Average Research Assistant Salary (166 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."
-$6K (22%) less than average Texas A&M University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I am satisfied with my salary as a graduate research assistant."
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$30K University of Texas' Average Research Assistant Salary (248 salaries)

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-$6K (18%) less than average University of Texas salary ($36K)
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"My salary as a undergraduate assistant was competitive"
-$6K (22%) less than average University of Texas Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"My stipend was only $24,000/yr in a position with a professor with three R01 grants and <10 students."
-$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 Arizona State University's Average Research Assistant Salary (110 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)
"The stipend along with the tuition benefits is really handy."
-$10K (40%) less than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Basically, the ASU does not pay enough to their students."
+$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."
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$30K University of Missouri's Average Research Assistant Salary (95 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)
"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"
+$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 University of Michigan's Average Research Assistant Salary (125 salaries)

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-$5K (15%) less than average University of Michigan salary ($35K)
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+$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."
Equal to average University of Michigan Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I receive a a base annual pay of $30,000. Apart from this I enjoy medical insurance cover and a tuition reimbursement worth $43,000."
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$30K Penn State University's Average Research Assistant Salary (127 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."
-$8K (30%) less than average Penn State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Since the pay I get from Penn State is a stipend, it is reasonable for me."
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$30K Purdue University's Average Research Assistant Salary (124 salaries)

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+$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"
-$11K (44%) less than average Purdue University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The salary itself isn't very impressive. But I also get tuition emission. So together it is pretty good."
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$30K Oklahoma State University's Average Research Assistant Salary (79 salaries)

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+$12K (33%) more than average Oklahoma State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"For the amount of hours I actually work and the amount of salary I get, is clearly miles apart. The working in mechanical aerospace and engineering department is hassle free and just enough, which makes it a desirable workplace with satisfying paycheck. Although I would prefer a little more since I have to pay for my school."
-$13K (55%) less than average Oklahoma State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"As an International student I am allowed to work only for few hours in a week and the salary paid to me was reasonable payment for a student."
-$17K (79%) less than average Oklahoma State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I am paid well if I consider my tuition wavier. It reduces my financial burdens. But this salary is not sufficient if I am working full time."
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$30K University of Utah's Average Research Assistant Salary (64 salaries)

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-$5K (18%) less than average University of Utah Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"As a teaching assistant and researcher, I receive full tuition benefits and a stipend which amounts to $12/hour for a 40 hr week. This is a standard salary for graduate students."
-$3K (10%) less than average University of Utah Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Usually similar to what is observed in the industry with my level of experience."
-$9K (35%) less than average University of Utah Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The job requirements are not difficult. I think the compensation is appropriate for this particular project."
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$30K Syracuse University's Average Research Assistant Salary (39 salaries)

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-$2K (6%) less than average Syracuse University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Compared to other departments in Syracuse University, I think we have a better payment. But compared to the physics department in other Universities, we get less payment."
+$1K (3%) more than average Syracuse University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"No, I feel the pay was decent enough since I was studying as well and I hard my tuition covered for this type of work."
Equal to average Syracuse University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Low"
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