Research Intern Salary

An average Research Intern in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.51 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Research Interns are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in five, and around one in eight earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Research Interns is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,534 - $65,328
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$65K
MEDIAN: $33,859
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$9.65 - $24.51
(Median)
$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,534 - $65,328  
   
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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$20,175 - $53,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $24.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$20,175 - $53,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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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 not the most common occurrence, Research Interns sometimes become Management Consultants, where the average income is $93K per year. The most common next step for a Research Intern is to become a Mechanical Engineer or a Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator. The former position pays an additional $35K per year on average, and the latter position pays $8K more per year.

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Survey takers who work as Research Interns typically report just a few professional 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 30 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Research.

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Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 30%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Research Analysis
up arrow 10%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 10%

National Average
$28,000

Online Research
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

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