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How much does a Research Assistant make?

Updated 26 Sep 2021
$75,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

385 salaries

$59K

Low

$75K

Average

$90K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Research Assistant is $75,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 385 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Assistant$75,000 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$83,641 /yr
L4
Lead Research AssistantNo Salary Reports
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Research Associate

USD 55,000

per year

Clinical Research Assistant

$26

per year

Graduate Research Assistant

$36

per year

Lab Assistant

$22

per year

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University of Melbourne
4.2

University of Melbourne

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$43

 /hr
Range: $36 - $50
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$36

$50

$36 - $50 Range

Monash University
4.4

Monash University

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$46

 /hr
Range: $29 - $59

$29

$59

$29 - $59 Range

University of Sydney
4.3

University of Sydney

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$49

 /hr
Range: $35 - $56

$35

$56

$35 - $56 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Research Assistant

$77,000

 /yr
Range: $51K - $95K

$51K

$95K

$50,686 - $94,995 Range

University of Melbourne
4.2

University of Melbourne

Research Assistant - Hourly

$43

 /hr
Range: $38 - $56

$38

$56

$38 - $56 Range

University of Melbourne
4.2

University of Melbourne

Research Assistant

$83,000

 /yr
Range: $53K - $101K

$53K

$101K

$52,500 - $100,800 Range

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal
4.5

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal

Research Assistant

$58,694

 /yr
Range: $53K - $64K

$53K

$64K

$52,615 - $64,330 Range

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Monash University
4.4

Monash University

Research Assistant

$81,000

 /yr
Range: $55K - $100K

$55K

$100K

$55,000 - $99,977 Range

University of Sydney
4.3

University of Sydney

Research Assistant

$75,267

 /yr
Range: $48K - $97K

$48K

$97K

$48,067 - $96,764 Range

University of NSW
4.2

University of NSW

Research Assistant - Hourly

$48

 /hr
Range: $29 - $70

$29

$70

$29 - $70 Range

University of NSW
4.2

University of NSW

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$45

 /hr
Range: $31 - $60

$31

$60

$31 - $60 Range

University of Sydney
4.3

University of Sydney

Research Assistant - Hourly

$45

 /hr
Range: $33 - $60

$33

$60

$33 - $60 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$42

 /hr
Range: $15 - $46

$15

$46

$15 - $46 Range

University of NSW
4.2

University of NSW

Research Assistant

$76,000

 /yr
Range: $67K - $100K

$67K

$100K

$66,692 - $100,000 Range

University of Queensland
4.3

University of Queensland

Research Assistant - Hourly

$42

 /hr
Range: $35 - $47

$35

$47

$35 - $47 Range

University of Technology Sydney
4.3

University of Technology Sydney

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$48

 /hr
Range: $29 - $61

$29

$61

$29 - $61 Range

QUT
4.1

QUT

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$42

 /hr
Range: $38 - $48

$38

$48

$38 - $48 Range

Australian National University
4.2

Australian National University

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$43

 /hr
Range: $35 - $45

$35

$45

$35 - $45 Range

Monash University
4.4

Monash University

Research Assistant - Hourly

$40

 /hr
Range: $16 - $52

$16

$52

$16 - $52 Range

Griffith University
3.9

Griffith University

Research Assistant - Hourly Contractor

$36

 /hr
Range: $15 - $65

$15

$65

$15 - $65 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Research Assistant is $75,000 per year in Australia. Filter by location to see a Research Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 385 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Research Assistant in Australia is $90,000 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Assistant in Australia is $59,099 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$50
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Melbourne Area area reported making $50 per hour
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3-4 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$50
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Brisbane Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Brisbane Area area
Temporary
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$90,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Sydney Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$60
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Melbourne Area area reported making $60 per hour
Job Highlights
Melbourne Area area
Seasonal
 
201 to 500 employees
College / University
$48
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Melbourne Area area reported making $48 per hour
Job Highlights
Melbourne Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$50
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Sydney Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
Sydney Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$71,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Adelaide Area area reported making $71,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Adelaide Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$45
hourly
A Research Assistant in the Melbourne Area area reported making $45 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$72,000
per year
A Research Assistant in the Sydney Area area reported making $72,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University