How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated 20 Jan 2022
US$39,501 /yr
Average Base Pay

16,161 salaries

US$26K

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US$40K

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US$60K

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How much does a Research Assistant make? The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $39,501 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 16,161 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Assistant£28,799 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant£35,195 /yr
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£35,936

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£23,914

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£25,398

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£21,173

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Imperial College London
4.4

Imperial College London

Research Assistant

£37,301

 /yr
Range: £16K - £49K
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£16K

£49K

£15,830 - £49,163 Range

University of Cambridge
4.3

University of Cambridge

Research Assistant

£29,392

 /yr
Range: £16K - £37K

£16K

£37K

£15,875 - £37,020 Range

University College London
4.3

University College London

Research Assistant

£32,699

 /yr
Range: £20K - £39K

£20K

£39K

£20,000 - £39,127 Range

King's College London
4.1

King's College London

Research Assistant

£34,193

 /yr
Range: £22K - £48K

£22K

£48K

£22,279 - £48,139 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Research Assistant

£31,562

 /yr
Range: £16K - £43K

£16K

£43K

£16,046 - £42,976 Range

University of Glasgow
4.2

University of Glasgow

Research Assistant

£31,695

 /yr
Range: £21K - £40K

£21K

£40K

£21,140 - £40,480 Range

NHS
3.9

NHS

Research Assistant

£25,447

 /yr
Range: £19K - £42K

£19K

£42K

£19,200 - £42,436 Range

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University of Edinburgh
4.2

University of Edinburgh

Research Assistant

£30,519

 /yr
Range: £22K - £42K

£22K

£42K

£21,838 - £42,281 Range

Sanger Institute
3.7

Sanger Institute

Research Assistant

£21,799

 /yr
Range: £19K - £32K

£19K

£32K

£18,736 - £31,742 Range

Cardiff University
4.3

Cardiff University

Research Assistant

£31,220

 /yr
Range: £18K - £39K

£18K

£39K

£18,450 - £38,581 Range

LSE
4.3

LSE

Research Assistant - Hourly

£18

 /hr
Range: £6 - £21

£6

£21

£6 - £21 Range

Bank of England
3.9

Bank of England

Research Assistant

£22,438

 /yr
Range: £21K - £29K

£21K

£29K

£20,709 - £28,884 Range

Oxford University
4.3

Oxford University

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

£15

 /hr
Range: £12 - £19

£12

£19

£12 - £19 Range

University of Manchester
4.2

University of Manchester

Research Assistant

£28,310

 /yr
Range: £15K - £36K

£15K

£36K

£15,005 - £35,675 Range

University of Newcastle (UK)
4.4

University of Newcastle (UK)

Research Assistant

£29,691

 /yr
Range: £16K - £33K

£16K

£33K

£16,349 - £33,457 Range

Queen Mary, University of London
4.2

Queen Mary, University of London

Research Assistant

£33,825

 /yr
Range: £26K - £47K

£26K

£47K

£25,579 - £47,315 Range

University of Strathclyde
4.5

University of Strathclyde

Research Assistant

£30,431

 /yr
Range: £27K - £35K

£27K

£35K

£26,735 - £34,879 Range

Bank of England
3.9

Bank of England

Research Assistant - Intern

£22,486

 /yr
Range: £21K - £25K

£21K

£25K

£20,811 - £25,445 Range

University of Sheffield
4.4

University of Sheffield

Research Assistant

£28,820

 /yr
Range: £16K - £33K

£16K

£33K

£15,613 - £33,137 Range

University of Bristol
4.3

University of Bristol

Research Assistant

£36,672

 /yr
Range: £23K - £42K

£23K

£42K

£23,411 - £42,482 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Research Assistant is £28,799 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1906 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant in United Kingdom is £38,740 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant in United Kingdom is £21,409 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£1,347
monthly
An Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Cambridge Area area reported making £1,347 per month
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Cambridge Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
College / University
£20,157
per year
A Research Assistant in the Slough Area area reported making £20,157 per year
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Slough Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
£2,072
monthly
A Research Assistant in the Leicester Area area reported making £2,072 per month
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1-2 years experience
Leicester Area area
Intern
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
£15
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Leicester Area area reported making £15 per hour
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Leicester Area area
Temporary
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
£17
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Birmingham Area area reported making £17 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
£23,831
per year
A Research Assistant in the London Area area reported making £23,831 per year
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5-7 years experience
London Area area
Temporary
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
£21,218
per year
A Research Assistant in the Belfast Area area reported making £21,218 per year
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3-4 years experience
Belfast Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
£38,511
per year
A Research Assistant in the London Area area reported making £38,511 per year
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10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University