A Research Laboratory Technician earns an average salary of $38,902 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. 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 field.
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$28,567 - $56,494
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$29K
$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,902
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$12.48 - $23.58
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,567 - $56,494  
   
Bonus
$486.23 - $4,873  
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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$27,502 - $54,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $23.58  
   
Overtime
$17.21 - $38.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$486.23 - $4,873  
   
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).
)
$27,502 - $54,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $37,572

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Experience Affects Research Laboratory Technician Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 23%

Clinical Research
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
0%

Surgery
0%

National Average
$38,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

PCR Analysis
up arrow 3%

Biotechnology
up arrow 3%

DNA
up arrow 5%

Chemistry
up arrow 10%

Microbiology
up arrow 11%

cell culture
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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