The average salary for a Research Laboratory Technician is $35,357 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Research Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$26,903 - $51,513
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MEDIAN: $35,356
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Research Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.16 - $21.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,903 - $51,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,053  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$25,046 - $51,114  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,570
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.16 - $21.76  
   
Overtime
$14.02 - $33.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$25,046 - $51,114  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,570
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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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Experience Affects Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

Biotechnology
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Data Analysis
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DNA
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Molecular Biology
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National Average
$34,000
PCR Analysis
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Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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