The average salary for a Research Laboratory Technician is $38,716 per year. A skill in Product Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$28,489 - $55,783
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MEDIAN: $38,716
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$12.37 - $23.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,489 - $55,783  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $4,820  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$27,207 - $53,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $23.46  
   
Overtime
$17.24 - $38.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$482.88 - $4,820  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$27,207 - $53,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 345

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Job Description for Research Laboratory Technician

Research laboratory technicians are responsible for completing laboratory tasks that pertain to research efforts. In addition, they conduct behavioral studies and find additional information relevant to their work. These technicians order supplies, assist in creating schedules, follow strict safety protocols, and wear protective accessories to avoid accidents. Their main responsibilities also include organizing files and adhering to laboratory procedures. Additionally, research laboratory technicians help create written materials that explain results and progress of their studies/projects, accurately log findings, and maintain the integrity and safety of the experiment area. Research laboratory technicians also analyze variables, and provide conclusions based on careful observation. They conduct routine tests, and provide regular maintenance for laboratory equipment. Generally, research laboratory technicians report their progress to the research laboratory team leader in their department.

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Research Laboratory Technician Tasks

  • Clean, sanitize, maintain, and operate lab equipment.
  • May assist with research analysis.
  • Assist scientists with research and record findings in the field or lab.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,406

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Key Stats for Research Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Laboratory Technician Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 24%

Clinical Research
up arrow 4%

Surgery
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$37,000



Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%



DNA
up arrow 4%

Animal Handling
up arrow 8%

Chemistry
up arrow 10%

Microbiology
up arrow 11%

cell culture
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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