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Research Assistant salary in the United States

Average salary
$32,500/yr
Based on 5,234 income tax records
$17,000
$60,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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$17,000
$60,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Research Assistant in the United States is $32,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 5,234 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Research Assistant salaries in the United States can vary between $17,000 to $60,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Research Assistant salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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New Haven Metro Area, CT
47 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$30K – $50K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
55 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$32K – $55K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
130 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$31K – $51K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
300 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$28K – $47K
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New York Metro Area, NY
307 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$28K – $48K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
90 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$29K – $46K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
109 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$30K – $46K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
51 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$29K – $43K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
504 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$26K – $41K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
118 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$28K – $43K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
28 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$33K – $47K
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Lansing Metro Area, MI
29 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$23K – $44K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
25 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$28K – $40K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
108 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$27K – $40K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
32 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$28K – $41K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
55 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$27K – $41K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
61 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$29K – $39K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
126 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$25K – $41K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
145 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$26K – $40K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
91 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$26K – $38K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
52 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$31K – $39K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
54 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$26K – $41K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
27 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$28K – $36K
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Durham Metro Area, NC
66 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$28K – $38K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
120 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$25K – $37K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
35 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$26K – $35K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
22 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$24K – $36K
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Ann Arbor Metro Area, MI
36 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$24K – $35K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
51 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$24K – $39K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
54 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$26K – $37K
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Boulder Metro Area, CO
36 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$24K – $37K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
22 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$26K – $35K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
49 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$23K – $36K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
145 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$26K – $36K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
37 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$24K – $35K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
55 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$23K – $35K
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Madison Metro Area, WI
66 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$24K – $44K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
39 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$23K – $36K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
33 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$24K – $32K
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Orlando Metro Area, FL
25 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$25K – $37K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
34 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$20K – $32K
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Tallahassee Metro Area, FL
25 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$22K – $29K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
97 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$24K – $33K
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Champaign Metro Area, IL
40 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$23K – $29K
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Tucson Metro Area, AZ
21 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$21K – $30K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
78 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$23K – $30K
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Gainesville Metro Area, FL
36 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$22K – $27K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
39 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$22K – $32K
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College Station Metro Area, TX
22 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$23K – $29K
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Lafayette Metro Area, IN
25 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$22K – $24K

Research Assistant salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Board Of Governors Of The Frs, District Of Columbia County, DC
10 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$46K – $69K
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Harvard University, Suffolk County, MA
19 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$41K – $51K
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Yale University, New Haven County, CT
28 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$30K – $49K
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Northwell Health, San Mateo County, CA
19 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$30K – $54K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
27 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$34K – $48K
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Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research, Olmsted County, MN
15 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$30K – $48K
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Boston University, Suffolk County, MA
11 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$37K – $46K
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Brigham And Women's Hospital, Norfolk County, MA
13 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$35K – $40K
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University Of California, Arapahoe County, CO
12 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$32K – $40K
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The Jackson Laboratory, Hancock County, ME
11 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$35K – $43K
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The General Hospital, Suffolk County, MA
14 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$25K – $42K
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Boston Children's Hospital, Suffolk County, MA
21 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$33K – $38K
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Children's Hospital Medical Center, Hamilton County, OH
20 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$34K – $42K
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Wayne State University, Wayne County, MI
12 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$28K – $39K
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Oregon Health & Science University, Washington County, OR
11 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$33K – $39K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
16 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$28K – $38K
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Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Middlesex County, MA
18 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$23K – $41K
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Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga County, OH
11 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$28K – $35K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
25 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$27K – $41K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
18 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$32K – $43K
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North Carolina State University, Wake County, NC
18 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$26K – $43K
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Baylor College Of Medicine, Harris County, TX
19 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$28K – $38K
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Duke University, Durham County, NC
13 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$30K – $39K
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Vanderbilt University Medical Ce, Davidson County, TN
13 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$31K – $37K
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Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO
16 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$32K – $34K
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University Of North Carolina, Orange County, NC
24 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$28K – $38K
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UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County, TX
17 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$28K – $34K
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State Of Kansas, Riley County, KS
11 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$30K – $36K
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University Of Washington, King County, WA
35 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$28K – $36K
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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, MD
32 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$27K – $35K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
20 income tax records
$32,500/yr
$24K – $36K
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University Of Michigan, Washtenaw County, MI
21 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$30K – $34K
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Trustees Of The University Of, Philadelphia County, PA
18 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$24K – $34K
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical, Suffolk County, MA
13 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$20K – $35K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
16 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$24K – $39K
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Vanderbilt University, Davidson County, TN
12 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$29K – $31K
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Oregon State University, Benton County, OR
10 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$24K – $41K
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The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harris County, TX
28 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$29K – $33K
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Colorado State University, Larimer County, CO
10 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$27K – $33K
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Franklin County, OH
14 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$27K – $32K
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University Of California San Diego, San Diego County, CA
16 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$23K – $41K
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Michigan State University, Ingham County, MI
20 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$23K – $42K
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The University Of Iowa, Johnson County, IA
30 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$23K – $37K
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The Pennsylvania State Universit, Centre County, PA
14 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$24K – $31K
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University Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
20 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$24K – $32K
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University Of Illinois, Champaign County, IL
37 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$21K – $28K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
36 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$23K – $29K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
35 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$23K – $29K
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University Of Florida, Alachua County, FL
27 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$22K – $27K
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Purdue University, Tippecanoe County, IN
21 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$22K – $24K

Research Assistant demographics in the United States

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81% are single
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19% are married
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12% have kids
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16% own a home

Research Assistant salaries by age

$0
$9,625
$19,250
$28,875
$38,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Assistants in the United States

5,234 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research assistant in the United States is $32,500 per year. Research assistant salaries in the United States can vary between $17,000 to $60,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 5,234 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: Board of Governors of The Frs ($65,500 a year), Harvard University ($46,000 a year), and Yale University ($45,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research assistants in the United States: New Haven Metro Area, CT ($44,000 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($43,500 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($43,000 a year).
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**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.