Research Technician Salary

The average pay for a Research Technician is $37,428 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management, Biotechnology, Tissue Culture, DNA, and Flow Cytometry. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
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$28,578 - $52,150
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MEDIAN: $37,865
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$0$52K
Salary $28,578 - $52,150
Bonus $402.68 - $5,128
Profit Sharing $2,750
Total Pay (?
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$27,888 - $51,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 486
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.82 - $22.88
Overtime $18.20 - $37.25
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $402.68 - $5,128
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$27,888 - $51,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 332

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Job Description for Research Technician

Research technicians assist scientists with their experiments and research. They primarily work in a lab environment, but may work in an office while analyzing basic data. The duties of a research technician working in the field of chemistry are different from a research technician working in the field of biological research. However, research technicians will usually be required to record test results, monitor experiments, use, clean and maintain equipment, care for lab animals, maintain supplies and prepare equipment for testing. Research technicians generally work as part of a team. Depending on the size of a project, they may report to the laboratory supervisors or the principal investigators (the lead scientists on projects). A great deal of a research technician's work will require on-the-job training. As such, they are usually assigned to a mentor who will train them and provide feedback.

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Research 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 by Experience Level for Research Technician

Pay by Experience for a Research Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 645 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 153 salaries. An experienced Research Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 80 salaries. A Research Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,593

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Research Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Technician?

Research Technician in Dallas:
Pros: Flexible hours, casual culture.
Cons: No structure.

Research Technician in Grand Rapids:
"The ups and downs of research."
Pros: Being a research technician allows you to work with people.
Cons: Sometimes the people you work with don't understand what they're doing.

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Key Stats for Research Technician

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Research Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲76%

▲25%

▲14%

National Average
$37,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Research Technician Salaries

Project Management
▲16%

Biotechnology
▲14%

Tissue Culture
▲13%

DNA
▲12%

Flow Cytometry
▲10%

Clinical Research
▲9%

Stem Cell
▲5%

cell culture
▲3%



Data Analysis
▼0%

PCR Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$37,000


Data Collection
▼10%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%
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