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Research Intern Salary

Research Interns in the United States take home an average $13.01 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than one-fifth, and close to one-eighth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Research Interns are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,768 - $65,510
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$66K
MEDIAN: $34,492
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$9.63 - $24.78
(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 (?
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$20,172 - $53,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $24.78  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $35.26  
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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$20,172 - $53,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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 do not often transition into Management Consultant roles. The role averages $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 $33K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

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Research Interns usually report a few 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 32 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Online Research as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 42%

National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 32%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Online Research
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
7%
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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