Research Assistant salary in California

Average salary
Based on 880 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Research Assistants make?
The average total salary for a Research Assistant is $36,500 per year. This is based on data from 880 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Assistant and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Assistant salary can vary between $17,500 to $73,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Assistant salary by company

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TriNet, California
12 income tax records
$30K – $75K
The Scripps Research Institute, California
17 income tax records
$27K – $63K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, California
73 income tax records
$19K – $68K
University Of California, California
181 income tax records
$18K – $65K
University Of Southern, California
54 income tax records
$18K – $47K

Research Assistant demographics in California

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82% are single
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18% are married
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10% have kids
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17% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Research Assistants in California

880 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research assistant in California is $36,500 per year. Research assistant salaries in California can vary between $17,500 to $73,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 880 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research assistant.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research assistants in California: TriNet ($53,000 a year), The Scripps Research Institute ($50,000 a year), and The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($48,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research assistants in California: Mountain View, CA ($51,500 a year), Palo Alto, CA ($49,500 a year), and Stanford, CA ($48,000 a year).
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
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.