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Research Technologist Salary

Research Technologists in the United States pull down an average of $41K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Research Technologists (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Research Technologists is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,596 - $67,624
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,812
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$14.00 - $25.81
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,596 - $67,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,728  
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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$30,698 - $62,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $56.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,728  
   
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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$30,698 - $62,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Research Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


Research Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. For Research Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Research Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $54K on average.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 21%

National Average
$41,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%