Research Technologist Salary

Research Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $41K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$31,101 - $74,669
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$75K
MEDIAN: $41,067
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$14.36 - $25.92
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,101 - $74,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,340  
Total Pay (?
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$31,105 - $67,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $25.92  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,340  
   
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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$31,105 - $67,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Research Technologist

  • Collect and analyze data, participating in verification, and testing protocols.
  • Maintain and care for equipment and laboratory, including updating databases and general stocks.
  • Prepare, conduct, and evaluate experiments.
  • Operate and calibrate lab equipment to collect approriate data for each experiment.

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Research Technologists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Research Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Molecular Biology.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


For Research Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. On average, Research Technologists make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $56K.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 29%

National Average
$41,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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