Research Intern Salary

Earnings for Research Interns in the United States come in at around $13.41 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under one in five enjoy medical while approximately one-eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a tenth. The majority of Research Interns claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Research Interns who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,768 - $65,510
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$66K
MEDIAN: $34,492
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$9.63 - $24.96
(Median)
$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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 (?
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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$20,166 - $54,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $24.96  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $35.60  
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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$20,166 - $54,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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 who transition into a Management Consultant role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $93K per year. 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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Research Interns only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Online Research and Research Analysis as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

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Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 54%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Online Research
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
8%
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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