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Graduate Research Assistant Salary

How much does a Graduate Research Assistant make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Graduate Research Assistant

$44,342 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$776 (USD)/yr

$43,841 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$776 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed. Excludes “Teacher Assistants” (25-9041).
The average graduate research assistant salary in United States is $44,342 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $776. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$33,020 (USD)

$53,771 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$51,404 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Graduate Research Assistant will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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