Research Intern Salary

Earnings for Research Interns in the United States come in at around $13.96 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Research Interns is high. Men working as Research Interns who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Approximately one-fifth enjoy medical while close to a seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-eighth. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,489 - $63,798
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$64K
MEDIAN: $36,625
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$9.58 - $25.08
(Median)
$9
$14
$25
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,489 - $63,798  
   
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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$20,234 - $54,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $25.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.75  
Overtime
$7.50 - $34.60  
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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$20,234 - $54,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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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Though some Research Interns move into positions like Management Consultant (where the average salary is $93K), this progression is not the norm. Research Interns typically move into roles as Mechanical Engineers or Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, and those positions pay $33K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Research Intern


Research Interns generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Technical Writing, Statistical Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Online Research as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Statistical Analysis.

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Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 53%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 18%

Technical Writing
up arrow 9%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Online Research
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
28%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 79%
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