Research Technologist Salary

For Research Technologists, annual average wages total $41K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Research Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,119 - $74,546
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$75K
MEDIAN: $41,157
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$14.41 - $26.66
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,119 - $74,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,340  
Total Pay (?
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$31,144 - $69,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $26.66  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $57.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,340  
   
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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$31,144 - $69,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Research Technologists who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Research Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 34 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. Research Technologists bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Research Technologists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $56K.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 34%

National Average
$41,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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