Research Assistant salary in United States
How much does a Research Assistant make in the United States?
Average base salary
Most common benefits
The average salary for a research assistant is $18.55 per hour in the United States. 1.8k salaries reported, updated at June 24, 2022.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Research Assistants
Experimental Designearn +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 $18.55 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||21||increase by 21|
|2013||138||increase by 557.14%|
|2014||288||increase by 108.70%|
|2015||142||decrease by 50.69%|
|2016||185||increase by 30.28%|
|2017||122||decrease by 34.05%|
|2018||215||increase by 76.23%|
|2019||283||increase by 31.63%|
Most common benefits for Research Assistants
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased 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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