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Research Assistant (RA) Salary

How much does a Research Assistant (RA) make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Research Assistant (RA)

$44,408 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$777 (USD)/yr

$43,907 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$777 (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 research assistant (ra) salary in United States is $44,408 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $777. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$33,070 (USD)

$53,852 (USD)

Education

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Salary Potential

$51,482 (USD)

16 %

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

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