A Research Technologist earns an average salary of $38,659 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Molecular Biology is associated with high pay for this job.
Research Technologist Total Pay (?
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$28,821 - $64,854
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51K
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MEDIAN: $38,658
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Research Technologist Total Pay (?
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$13.89 - $25.14
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25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,821 - $64,854  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$9.83 - $1,526  
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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$29,130 - $60,650  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $34.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.83 - $1,526  
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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$29,130 - $60,650  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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.
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
up arrow 19%
Cleveland
up arrow 11%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Memphis
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National Average
$39,000
Chicago
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Milwaukee
up arrow 19%
Baltimore
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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%
Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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