Research Assistant salary in the United States

Average salary
$32,000/yr
Based on 9,554 income tax records
$17,000
$61,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$31K
 
$31K
 
$37K
 
$40K
 
$41K
$17,000
$61,000
How much do Research Assistants make?
The average total salary for a Research Assistant is $32,000 per year. This is based on data from 9,554 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Assistant and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Assistant salary can vary between $17,000 to $61,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Assistant salary by location

Research Assistant salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego County, CA
16 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$40K – $63K
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The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, San Mateo County, CA
20 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$22K – $65K
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Yale University, New Haven County, CT
65 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$19K – $65K
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University Of California, Alameda County, CA
23 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$18K – $64K
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The General Hospital, Middlesex County, MA
22 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$22K – $51K
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Boston Children's Hospital, Norfolk County, MA
22 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$19K – $42K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
39 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$18K – $51K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
26 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$19K – $45K
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Franklin County, OH
26 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$17K – $41K
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Children's Hospital Medical Center, Hamilton County, OH
35 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$18K – $56K
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Baylor College Of Medicine, Harris County, TX
34 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$19K – $49K
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Oregon Health & Science University, Multnomah County, OR
67 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$18K – $55K
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Brown University, Providence County, RI
22 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$16K – $42K
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The University Of Iowa, Johnson County, IA
44 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$21K – $51K
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Northeastern University, Suffolk County, MA
20 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$32K – $39K
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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, MD
53 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$19K – $42K
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Trustees Of The University Of, Philadelphia County, PA
37 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$18K – $39K
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Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga County, OH
28 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$22K – $52K
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University Of Michigan Payroll O, Washtenaw County, MI
52 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$16K – $58K
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UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County, TX
22 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$22K – $39K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
40 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$17K – $48K
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Vanderbilt University Medical Ce, Davidson County, TN
38 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$16K – $44K
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Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO
39 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$22K – $50K
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University Of Washington, King County, WA
85 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$17K – $46K
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Duke University, Durham County, NC
26 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$18K – $41K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
47 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$18K – $47K
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Vanderbilt University, Davidson County, TN
36 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$20K – $40K
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The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harris County, TX
41 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$19K – $44K
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Michigan State University, Ingham County, MI
41 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$20K – $55K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
39 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$20K – $48K
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The Pennsylvania State Universit, Centre County, PA
26 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$19K – $41K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
66 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$19K – $43K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
83 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$17K – $51K
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North Carolina State University, Wake County, NC
38 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$22K – $47K
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University Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
22 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$20K – $38K
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Colorado State University, Larimer County, CO
21 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$19K – $42K
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The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston, Harris County, TX
37 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$20K – $43K
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University Of Minnesota, Hennepin County, MN
39 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$19K – $42K
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University Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
54 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$16K – $46K
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University Of Georgia, Clarke County, GA
20 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$20K – $35K
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University Of Florida, Alachua County, FL
51 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$17K – $35K
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The University Of Texas At Austin Payroll Services, Travis County, TX
24 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$20K – $57K
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University Of Arizona, Pima County, AZ
33 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$18K – $44K
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Texas Am University Payroll Ser, Brazos County, TX
24 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$19K – $34K
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The University Of Houston, Harris County, TX
42 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$19K – $30K
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Arizona State University, Maricopa County, AZ
69 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$19K – $40K
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Florida State University, Leon County, FL
24 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$18K – $34K
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Purdue University, Tippecanoe County, IN
55 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$16K – $39K
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Auburn University, Lee County, AL
21 income tax records
$24,500/yr
$16K – $45K
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Texas Tech University System, Lubbock County, TX
36 income tax records
$21,500/yr
$16K – $42K

Research Assistant demographics in United States

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80% are single
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20% are married
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10% have kids
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17% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Research Assistants in United States

9,554 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research assistant in the United States is $32,000 per year. Research assistant salaries in the United States can vary between $17,000 to $61,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 9,554 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research assistant.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research assistants in the United States: The Scripps Research Institute ($51,000 a year), The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($50,500 a year), and Yale University ($47,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research assistants in the United States: New Haven Metro Area, CT ($45,000 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($44,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($42,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.