Research Technologist Salary

The average Research Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $41K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Research Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Research Technologists (61 percent) who took the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$31,308 - $74,419

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$14.64 - $26.61

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,308 - $74,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,272  
Total Pay (?
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$31,385 - $69,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $26.61  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $57.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $7,272  
   
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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$31,385 - $69,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Research Analysis and DNA are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Molecular Biology. Those with knowledge of Molecular Biology tend to be skilled in Research Analysis as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


Research Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 27%

DNA
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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