Research Intern Salary

Research Interns in the United States pull down an average of $14.79 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Research Interns (54 percent) survey respondents. Just under one-fifth enjoy medical while roughly one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in ten. Most Research Interns like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,080 - $77,281
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$40K
$77K
MEDIAN: $40,040
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$9.90 - $25.61
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MEDIAN: $14.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,080 - $77,281  
   
Bonus
$650  
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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$20,812 - $58,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $25.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.75  
Overtime
$21.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$650  
   
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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$20,812 - $58,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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Job Description for Research Intern

Research interns are often college students who work on research projects for companies, and many positions require that the intern is currently working toward a bachelor's or master's degree. This may be a paid or non-paid position depending on the company.

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Research Intern Tasks

  • Participate in developing parts or modules of larger projects while under supervision.
  • Research and report on state-of-the-field and potential opportunities.
  • Contribute to framing questions, documentation, and testing of prototypes or algorithms.

Common Career Paths for Research Intern


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There are some Research Interns — though it's uncommon — that transition into Management Consultants, where earnings are an average $93K annually. When Research Interns are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Research Associates or Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators. Those roles pay an additional $13K and $5K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Research Intern


Survey results imply that Research Interns put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Online Research as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Market Research and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Statistical Analysis.

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Key Stats for Research Intern

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
34%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
1%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲118%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Technical Writing
▲5%

Data Analysis
▲1%

Statistical Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Research Analysis
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Market Research
▼19%

Online Research
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
34%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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