Research Technologist Salary

Earnings for Research Technologists in the United States come in at around $41K per year on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Research Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,375 - $85,474
$31K
$41K
$85K
MEDIAN: $41,236
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$14.83 - $27.05
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MEDIAN: $19.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$31,375 - $85,474  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,261 - $72,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$1K$2K$3K
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $27.05  
   
Overtime
$26.21 - $3,551  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$2M$4M$7M
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$31,261 - $72,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

  • 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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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Mayo Clinic offers the most; Research Technologists earn $49K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $38K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $48K. Research Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $78K.

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Key Stats for Research Technologist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲88%

Experienced
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$41,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

DNA
▲14%

Research Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Analytical Chemistry
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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