Research Technologist Salary

Median pay for Research Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $42K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. The majority of Research Technologists (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,391 - $74,592
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MEDIAN: $41,948
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$14.76 - $26.43
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,391 - $74,592  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,225 - $69,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $26.43  
   
Overtime
$24.87 - $3,551  
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$0$2M$4M$7M
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,225 - $69,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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Job Description for Research Technologist

Research technologists are responsible for gathering, cataloging, and organizing data, and they typically work within a laboratory or research facility while some work out in the field. These technologists are required to conduct tests and experiments in a given subject area, and then record and analyze the data they have gathered to determine if it supports or denies a given question.

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Research Technologist Tasks

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

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For Research Technologists, comfortable salaries can be found at Mayo Clinic; in fact, median earnings sit around $49K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Research Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Research Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 24 salaries. A Research Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Research Technologists that is 58 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Research Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent) and Rochester (+16 percent). Research Technologists in Baltimore make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Milwaukee and 11 percent less in Cleveland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Research Technologist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲73%

▲29%

▲15%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

DNA
▲14%


National Average
$42,000

Analytical Chemistry
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%