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How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated Nov. 26, 2021
$35,852 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,039 salaries

$21K

Low

$36K

Average

$63K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Research Assistant is $35,852 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2039 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Assistant$35,852 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$54,325 /yr
Career Path

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$24,090

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$39,123

per year

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University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Research Assistant

$31,187

 /yr
Range: $11K - $68K
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$11K

$68K

$11,383 - $68,396 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Research Assistant

$30,929

 /yr
Range: $16K - $91K

$16K

$91K

$16,106 - $90,931 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

$34,766

 /yr
Range: $16K - $83K

$16K

$83K

$15,753 - $83,334 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Assistant

$31,484

 /yr
Range: $16K - $66K

$16K

$66K

$16,460 - $65,851 Range

University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Research Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $6 - $34

$6

$34

$6 - $34 Range

University of Calgary
4.1

University of Calgary

Research Assistant

$34,877

 /yr
Range: $13K - $66K

$13K

$66K

$13,055 - $65,851 Range

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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

$19

 /hr
Range: $11 - $47

$11

$47

$11 - $47 Range

McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $5 - $38

$5

$38

$5 - $38 Range

University of Waterloo
4.4

University of Waterloo

Research Assistant

$31,085

 /yr
Range: $12K - $89K

$12K

$89K

$12,310 - $89,303 Range

Simon Fraser University
4.1

Simon Fraser University

Research Assistant

$24,496

 /yr
Range: $15K - $74K

$15K

$74K

$14,698 - $74,436 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $10 - $40

$10

$40

$10 - $40 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$18

 /hr
Range: $9 - $44

$9

$44

$9 - $44 Range

Simon Fraser University
4.1

Simon Fraser University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $5 - $75

$5

$75

$5 - $75 Range

Concordia University
4.2

Concordia University

Research Assistant

$20,905

 /yr
Range: $10K - $64K

$10K

$64K

$10,258 - $64,033 Range

Queen's University
4.3

Queen's University

Research Assistant

$31,749

 /yr
Range: $22K - $68K

$22K

$68K

$21,963 - $67,702 Range

York University
4.2

York University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $6 - $41

$6

$41

$6 - $41 Range

Bank of Canada
4.5

Bank of Canada

Research Assistant

$61,487

 /yr
Range: $51K - $70K

$51K

$70K

$50,661 - $69,854 Range

Ryerson University
4.4

Ryerson University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $11 - $25

$11

$25

$11 - $25 Range

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The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $35,852 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2039 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant in Canada is $62,605 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant in Canada is $20,531 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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$16
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Montreal Area area reported making $16 per hour
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3-4 years experience
Montreal Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$20
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Windsor Area area reported making $20 per hour
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5-7 years experience
Windsor Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$17,861
per year
A Research Assistant in the Vancouver Area area reported making $17,861 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$30
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Montreal Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Montreal Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$26
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Saskatoon Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Saskatoon Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$2,609
monthly
A Research Assistant/Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the Edmonton Area area reported making $2,609 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Edmonton Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$23
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Ottawa Area area reported making $23 per hour
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Ottawa Area area
Intern
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$44
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Calgary Area area reported making $44 per hour
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3-4 years experience
Calgary Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$30
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Vancouver Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University