How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated Jul. 27, 2021
$35,322 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,918 salaries

$20K

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$35K

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$62K

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The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $35,322 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1918 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant employees.

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Research Assistant$35,322 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$53,154 /yr
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University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Research Assistant

$30,832

 /yr
Range: $11K - $67K
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$11K

$67K

$11,209 - $67,347 Range

University of Alberta
4.4

University of Alberta

Research Assistant

$30,239

 /yr
Range: $16K - $90K

$16K

$90K

$15,859 - $89,536 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $3 - $46

$3

$46

$3 - $46 Range

McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Research Assistant

$34,061

 /yr
Range: $16K - $72K

$16K

$72K

$15,511 - $72,054 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Assistant

$31,035

 /yr
Range: $16K - $65K

$16K

$65K

$16,220 - $64,841 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

$33,251

 /yr
Range: $18K - $65K

$18K

$65K

$17,919 - $64,841 Range

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McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $5 - $37

$5

$37

$5 - $37 Range

McMaster University
4.4

McMaster University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $6 - $40

$6

$40

$6 - $40 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$19

 /hr
Range: $10 - $46

$10

$46

$10 - $46 Range

University of Waterloo
4.4

University of Waterloo

Research Assistant

$31,633

 /yr
Range: $12K - $70K

$12K

$70K

$12,333 - $70,000 Range

Simon Fraser University
4.1

Simon Fraser University

Research Assistant

$23,822

 /yr
Range: $14K - $74K

$14K

$74K

$14,472 - $73,500 Range

University of Alberta
4.4

University of Alberta

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$18

 /hr
Range: $9 - $43

$9

$43

$9 - $43 Range

University of Alberta
4.4

University of Alberta

Research Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $10 - $39

$10

$39

$10 - $39 Range

Concordia University
4.2

Concordia University

Research Assistant

$20,554

 /yr
Range: $10K - $63K

$10K

$63K

$10,101 - $63,050 Range

Simon Fraser University
4.1

Simon Fraser University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $5 - $74

$5

$74

$5 - $74 Range

Queen's University
4.3

Queen's University

Research Assistant

$31,406

 /yr
Range: $22K - $62K

$22K

$62K

$21,626 - $62,356 Range

York University
4.2

York University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $5 - $40

$5

$40

$5 - $40 Range

Bank of Canada
4.6

Bank of Canada

Research Assistant

$60,464

 /yr
Range: $50K - $69K

$50K

$69K

$49,883 - $68,782 Range

Ryerson University
4.4

Ryerson University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $11 - $24

$11

$24

$11 - $24 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a a Research Assistant is $35,322 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1918 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a a Research Assistant in Canada is $61,725 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Research Assistant in Canada is $20,214 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$63,500
per year
A Research Assistant in the Ottawa Area area reported making $63,500 per year
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1-2 years experience
Ottawa Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$74,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Calgary Area area reported making $74,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$16
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Toronto Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$15
hourly
A Physics Research Assistant in the Fredericton Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Fredericton Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$25,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Vancouver Area area reported making $25,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$2,315
monthly
A Research Assistant in the Montreal Area area reported making $2,315 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$20,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Toronto Area area reported making $20,000 per year
Job Highlights
Toronto Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University