How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated 1 Aug 2021
£28,798 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,787 salaries

£21K

Low

£29K

Average

£39K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Research Assistant is £28,798 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1787 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant employees.

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Research Assistant£28,798 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant£35,624 /yr
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Imperial College London
4.4

Imperial College London

Research Assistant

£35,848

 /yr
Range: £15K - £46K
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£15K

£46K

£15,237 - £46,336 Range

University of Cambridge
4.3

University of Cambridge

Research Assistant

£28,000

 /yr
Range: £15K - £36K

£15K

£36K

£15,281 - £35,600 Range

University College London
4.3

University College London

Research Assistant

£31,500

 /yr
Range: £19K - £36K

£19K

£36K

£19,314 - £36,218 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Research Assistant

£30,384

 /yr
Range: £15K - £41K

£15K

£41K

£15,445 - £40,702 Range

King's College London
4.1

King's College London

Research Assistant

£33,112

 /yr
Range: £22K - £46K

£22K

£46K

£22,468 - £46,336 Range

University of Glasgow
4.3

University of Glasgow

Research Assistant

£30,715

 /yr
Range: £20K - £39K

£20K

£39K

£20,349 - £38,964 Range

NHS
4

NHS

Research Assistant

£24,839

 /yr
Range: £19K - £41K

£19K

£41K

£18,535 - £40,847 Range

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University of Edinburgh
4.2

University of Edinburgh

Research Assistant

£29,701

 /yr
Range: £21K - £41K

£21K

£41K

£21,000 - £40,698 Range

University of Manchester
4.3

University of Manchester

Research Assistant

£27,286

 /yr
Range: £14K - £34K

£14K

£34K

£14,444 - £34,339 Range

Cardiff University
4.3

Cardiff University

Research Assistant

£29,685

 /yr
Range: £18K - £37K

£18K

£37K

£17,759 - £37,137 Range

LSE
4.3

LSE

Research Assistant - Hourly

£18

 /hr
Range: £9 - £20

£9

£20

£9 - £20 Range

University of Newcastle (UK)
4.4

University of Newcastle (UK)

Research Assistant

£28,579

 /yr
Range: £16K - £32K

£16K

£32K

£15,737 - £32,204 Range

Bank of England
3.9

Bank of England

Research Assistant

£21,891

 /yr
Range: £20K - £27K

£20K

£27K

£19,934 - £27,467 Range

Sanger Institute
4

Sanger Institute

Research Assistant

£21,469

 /yr
Range: £18K - £31K

£18K

£31K

£18,249 - £30,554 Range

Queen's University Belfast
4.2

Queen's University Belfast

Research Assistant

£29,861

 /yr
Range: £16K - £38K

£16K

£38K

£15,539 - £37,572 Range

University of Bristol
4.4

University of Bristol

Research Assistant

£35,508

 /yr
Range: £33K - £41K

£33K

£41K

£33,000 - £41,000 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

£16

 /hr
Range: £11 - £18

£11

£18

£11 - £18 Range

Bank of England
3.9

Bank of England

Research Assistant - Intern

£21,576

 /yr
Range: £20K - £24K

£20K

£24K

£20,032 - £24,492 Range

University of Strathclyde
4.4

University of Strathclyde

Research Assistant

£29,371

 /yr
Range: £26K - £34K

£26K

£34K

£25,734 - £33,573 Range

Queen Mary, University of London
4.2

Queen Mary, University of London

Research Assistant

£32,743

 /yr
Range: £25K - £46K

£25K

£46K

£24,621 - £45,543 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a a Research Assistant is £28,798 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1787 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a a Research Assistant in United Kingdom is £38,728 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Research Assistant in United Kingdom is £21,414 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent research assistant salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

£27,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Glasgow Area area reported making £27,000 per year
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Glasgow Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
£32,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the London Area area reported making £32,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
£27,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Liverpool Area area reported making £27,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Liverpool Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
£33,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Bristol Area area reported making £33,000 per year
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Bristol Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£14
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Oxford Area area reported making £14 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Oxford Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
£33,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the London Area area reported making £33,000 per year
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London Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£24,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the London Area area reported making £24,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£31,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Cardiff Area area reported making £31,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cardiff Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£27,000
per year
An Advanced Research Assistant in the Cambridge Area area reported making £27,000 per year
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5-7 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Non-profit Organisation
£1,250
monthly
A Research Assistant in the Leicester Area area reported making £1,250 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Leicester Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University