How much does a Research Assistant/Research Associate make?

Updated Jan. 20, 2022
US$59,749 /yr
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42,446 salaries

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How much does a Research Assistant/Research Associate make? The national average salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate is $59,749 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Assistant/Research Associate salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 42,446 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant/Research Associate employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Associate Research Assistant$59,855 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$54,325 /yr
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University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Research Assistant

$31,413

 /yr
Range: $10K - $72K
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$10K

$72K

$10,298 - $71,521 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Research Assistant

$31,099

 /yr
Range: $16K - $92K

$16K

$92K

$16,252 - $91,756 Range

University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Graduate Research Assistant

$23,003

 /yr
Range: $13K - $70K

$13K

$70K

$13,432 - $69,559 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $3 - $47

$3

$47

$3 - $47 Range

McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Research Assistant

$35,362

 /yr
Range: $16K - $84K

$16K

$84K

$15,896 - $84,091 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Assistant

$31,805

 /yr
Range: $16K - $94K

$16K

$94K

$16,213 - $93,507 Range

University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Research Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $6 - $35

$6

$35

$6 - $35 Range

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University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Graduate Research Assistant

$26,369

 /yr
Range: $16K - $49K

$16K

$49K

$16,224 - $49,437 Range

University of Calgary
4.1

University of Calgary

Research Assistant

$35,194

 /yr
Range: $13K - $66K

$13K

$66K

$13,173 - $66,449 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Associate

$65,922

 /yr
Range: $17K - $125K

$17K

$125K

$16,894 - $124,839 Range

McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $5 - $38

$5

$38

$5 - $38 Range

McMaster University
4.4

McMaster University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $6 - $41

$6

$41

$6 - $41 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$20

 /hr
Range: $11 - $47

$11

$47

$11 - $47 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Graduate Research Assistant

$25,334

 /yr
Range: $15K - $55K

$15K

$55K

$14,845 - $55,415 Range

University of Waterloo
4.3

University of Waterloo

Research Assistant

$31,819

 /yr
Range: $12K - $90K

$12K

$90K

$12,421 - $90,114 Range

Simon Fraser University
4.1

Simon Fraser University

Research Assistant

$24,257

 /yr
Range: $15K - $75K

$15K

$75K

$14,831 - $75,112 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$19

 /hr
Range: $10 - $44

$10

$44

$10 - $44 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $10 - $40

$10

$40

$10 - $40 Range

University of Waterloo
4.3

University of Waterloo

Graduate Research Assistant

$25,071

 /yr
Range: $11K - $55K

$11K

$55K

$10,638 - $55,082 Range

McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Postdoctoral Researcher

$47,679

 /yr
Range: $35K - $68K

$35K

$68K

$34,844 - $67,621 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Assistant/Research Associate salaries

The national average salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate is $59,855 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant/Research Associate salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1132 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant/Research Associate employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in Canada is $91,781 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in Canada is $39,035 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$90,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Vancouver Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$122,631
per year
A Research Associate in the Toronto Area area reported making $122,631 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$90,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Toronto Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$72,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Toronto Area area reported making $72,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Hospital
$63,193
per year
A Research Associate in the London Area area reported making $63,193 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$26
hourly
A Research Associate in the Toronto Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$28,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Toronto Area area reported making $28,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$1,533
monthly
A Research Associate in the Kitchener Area area reported making $1,533 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Kitchener Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$78,000
per year
A Research Associate in the Toronto Area area reported making $78,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
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