Research Intern Salary

An average Research Intern in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.64 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Research Interns, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Research Interns who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Just under a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to an eighth collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$21,365 - $65,706

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$9.64 - $24.90

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,365 - $65,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,216 - $54,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $35.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,216 - $54,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Job Description for Research Intern

  • Contribute to framing questions, documentation, and testing of prototypes or algorithms.
  • Research and report on state-of-the-field and potential opportunities.
  • Participate in developing parts or modules of larger projects while under supervision.

Common Career Paths for Research Intern


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Research Interns who transition into a Management Consultant role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $93K per year. Career advancement for the typical Research Intern often leads to becoming a Mechanical Engineer or a Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator; median salaries in these positions are $33K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Research Interns report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Technical Writing, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Online Research and Research Analysis as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 51%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 26%

Technical Writing
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Online Research
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 81%
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