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11,007 Research Assistant Salaries

Research Assistants earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 68% 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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"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 5 years ago in Charlotte, NC

$30K University of Texas' Average Research Assistant Salary (295 salaries)

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-$5K (15%) less than average University of Texas salary ($35K)
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-$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."
-$3K (10%) less than average University of Texas Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"It's pretty typical for GRAs."
-$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."
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$30K University of Missouri's Average Research Assistant Salary (93 salaries)

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+$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"
+$30K (66%) more than average University of Missouri Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"As an research assistant in school, I think I get paid satisfactorily."
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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 Southern California's Average Research Assistant Salary (168 salaries)

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-$8K (23%) less than average University of Southern California salary ($38K)
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+$1K (3%) more than average University of Southern California Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Since I was a student while working as a research assistant, the salary was competitive for me."
+$33K (70%) more than average University of Southern California Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"This is part time job and I think the salary for this type of job is okay."
-$14K (60%) less than average University of Southern California Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"It's a little bit underpaid. But this will not matter when you are doing the job that you love."
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$30K Rochester Institute of Technology's Average Research Assistant Salary (36 salaries)

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-$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."
+$1K (3%) more than average Rochester Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Salary is pretty standard for an on-campus job. However with my skill set I can certainly be paid more on outside contracts."
-$3K (10%) less than average Rochester Institute of Technology Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Terribly underpaid when compared to much lower ranking universities as well as similar ranking institutions."
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$30K Texas A&M University's Average Research Assistant Salary (159 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."
-$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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"good"
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$30K University of Michigan's Average Research Assistant Salary (121 salaries)

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-$5K (15%) less than average University of Michigan salary ($35K)
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-$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."
-$2K (6%) less than average University of Michigan Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"This salary is commensurate with what people get at other universities."
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$30K Arizona State University's Average Research Assistant Salary (104 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."
+$1K (3%) more than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I am fine with it owing to the part time nature of the job."
-$13K (55%) less than average Arizona State University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I do not much care about the salary I got. I like this work so I try my best to do it."
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$30K Florida International University's Average Research Assistant Salary (79 salaries)

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-$5K (18%) less than average Florida International University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"Not truly, as there is no much stress and pressure of work. I feel the amount of salary paid to me is quite good at an on-campus job. But if the same is applied to the corporate world. It is pretty much a very poor salary."
-$9K (35%) less than average Florida International University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I am currently being pay $10/hr. I have been there over a year and have asked about promotion and/or increase in wage. They have explained that there isn't enough money for the wage increase. My current co-worker is a full-time employee earning $35,000 and they have just hired two new personnel."
-$5K (18%) less than average Florida International University Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"No. The amount of salary for entry level, on campus is pretty good."
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$30K University of Utah's Average Research Assistant Salary (62 salaries)

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-$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."
-$17K (79%) less than average University of Utah Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"The amount of pay I got was about right for the amount of work involved."
+$3K (9%) more than average University of Utah Research Assistant salary ($30K)
"I think I am being paid the correct amount for the work I do."
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