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.
|Salary||$31,391 - $74,592|
|Total Pay (||$31,225 - $69,775|
|Hourly Rate||$14.76 - $26.43|
|Overtime||$24.87 - $3,551|
|Total Pay (||$31,225 - $69,775|
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.Read More...
To record and interpret data, research technologists are required to operate and maintain computer and lab equipment, and some may be tasked with keeping organized inventory of prior experiments and ensuring the proper shipping of samples. These technologists should be able to work well on teams with other researchers to achieve goals in a timely manner, and they should also be self-motivated to work well independently.
A bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience in the field are generally required for this position. Research technologists typically work at least forty hours per week, and some travel may occasionally be necessary for collecting samples or gathering data.
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Technologist
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Research Technologists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $39K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $48K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $72K on average.
Pay Difference by 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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