Research assistant

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How much does a Research Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary
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1.4k salaries reported, updated at Aug 06, 2020
$36,613
per year
The average salary for a research assistant with 2 to 3 years of experience, Bachelor Degree, and 3 selected qualifications is $36,613 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Work from home
  • Disability insurance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for research assistants

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Experimental Designdimension-trending-icon

earn +58.69% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 31.63% since 2018. Research Assistants with this skill earn +58.69% more than the average base salary, which is $36,613 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Experimental Design
+58.69%
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Survey Design
+73.86%
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SAS
+34.22%
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Microsoft Powerpoint
+22.19%
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Microsoft Outlook
+30.19%
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Most common benefits for Research Assistants

  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Work from home
  • Disability insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • 403(b)
  • Referral program
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) matching
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 928 ratings

56% of Research assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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