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Research Technologist Salary (United States)

The average Research Technologist in the United States earns approximately $41K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Research Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Research Technologists (62 percent) survey participants are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Research Technologist Salary (?
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$30,130 - $66,158
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MEDIAN: $41,040
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Research Technologist Salary (?
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$13.69 - $25.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,130 - $66,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,532  
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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$30,160 - $62,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $25.66  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $40.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,532  
   
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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$30,160 - $62,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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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Research Technologists report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Research Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 27 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Research Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $54K.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Cleveland
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Memphis
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Seattle
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National Average
$41,000
State College
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Chicago
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Omaha
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Milwaukee
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With a pay rate for Research Technologists that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Research Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+8 percent) and Memphis (+4 percent). For Research Technologists, less-than-desirable salaries can be found in the Midwest: Milwaukee, Omaha, and Chicago offer unpopular pay rates — less than the national average for those in this field and lower than any other city in the United States as well. Below-median salaries also turn up in Omaha and Chicago (20 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

Research Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%