Research Technologist Salary

An average Research Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $41K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Research Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. Most Research Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,416 - $73,046
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$31K
$41K
$73K
MEDIAN: $40,927
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$14.68 - $27.01
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,416 - $73,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
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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$31,413 - $67,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $27.01  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
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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$31,413 - $67,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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. Most notably, skills in DNA, Research Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, and Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Molecular Biology. Experience with Molecular Biology is often linked with knowledge of Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Research Technologists. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $37K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. For Research Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $58K.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

DNA
up arrow 15%


National Average
$41,000

Analytical Chemistry
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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