Research Intern Salary

Earnings for Research Interns in the United States come in at around $13.26 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one-fifth, and around one in eight earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Research Interns who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,768 - $65,510
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$66K
MEDIAN: $34,492
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$9.61 - $24.68
(Median)
$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,768 - $65,510  
   
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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$20,139 - $53,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $24.68  
   
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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$20,139 - $53,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Management Consultants. That role pays $93K per year on average. Research Interns most often move into positions as Mechanical Engineers or Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators; those groups report median salaries that are $33K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Research Interns report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 6 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Online Research, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

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Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 41%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Online Research
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
8%
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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