Research Technologist Salary (United States)

A Research Technologist earns an average salary of $40,638 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Research Technologist Total Pay (?
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$29,263 - $72,984
(Median)
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53K
73K
MEDIAN: $40,637
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Research Technologist Total Pay (?
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$13.50 - $24.54
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,263 - $72,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
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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$29,387 - $65,619  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $24.54  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $38.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
   
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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$29,387 - $65,619  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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Cleveland
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Seattle
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National Average
$41,000
Memphis
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Chicago
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Milwaukee
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Baltimore
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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
National Average
$41,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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