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What are typical research assistant salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

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tech in Boston, Massachusetts

72 months ago

I think for someone with strong record of publications and 3-5 years of experience average it's 38-40 K. Unless you start working for a private sector company, it's 40-45 for an entry level. It's really not that much money and you have to like it to do it. If you think of it , it's fare considering how little post-docs make (around 38-43 K by NIH standards).
I'd love to hear from people that manage to earn much more than that doing research and where they work.

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RA in Columbus, Ohio

50 months ago

I started right out of school and where i am they started me off at 33K

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biograd in Columbus, Ohio

30 months ago

Where did you get your job at RA if you don't mind me asking? I'm a recent grad with a biology degree living in Columbus. I've been trying to get a job in research for the past 5 months with no luck. Thanks.

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