Research Intern Salary

Research Interns in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.96 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. One-fifth enjoy medical while about one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in eight. Men working as Research Interns who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$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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While Research Interns do not often become Management Consultants, the job pays $93K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Research Intern involves becoming a Mechanical Engineer or a Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator, roles that pay $33K more and $6K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Research Intern


Research Interns report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in 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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