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Research Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Research Laboratory Technician is $37,131 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Research Laboratory Technician Salary (?
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$27,753 - $52,347
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MEDIAN: $37,130
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Research Laboratory Technician Salary (?
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$11.49 - $21.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,753 - $52,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,106  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,000  
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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$26,003 - $51,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 681
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $21.78  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,000  
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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$26,003 - $51,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 552
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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
  • Assist scientists with research and record findings in the field or lab.
  • May assist with research analysis.
  • Clean, sanitize, maintain, and operate lab equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Laboratory Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Indianapolis
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Houston
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Seattle
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Madison
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National Average
$35,000
Ann Arbor
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Experience Affects Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
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Biotechnology
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Surgery
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$35,000
Molecular Biology
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DNA
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Microbiology
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 336 votes.

Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%