Research Technologist Salary

Median pay for Research Technologists in the United States is around $41K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but experience level and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Research Technologists (58 percent) survey respondents.

$30,961 - $70,301
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$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,783
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$14.67 - $26.03
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$0$70K
Salary $30,961 - $70,301
Bonus $4,000
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$30,932 - $67,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.67 - $26.03
Overtime $32.21
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $4,000
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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$30,932 - $67,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Research Technologist


Research Technologists flock to Mayo Clinic for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $49K lead the pack in compensation.

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: $40,915

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

For those looking to make money, Research Technologists in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 60 percent above the national average. Research Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent) and Rochester (+18 percent). Research Technologists in Baltimore take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Workers in Milwaukee and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Research Technologist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲76%

▲31%

▲17%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

DNA
▲16%


Analytical Chemistry
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 9%
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