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Research Technologist Salary

Average Research Technologists in the United States make around $41K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Research Technologists (59 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Research Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,722 - $72,153
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$31K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,133
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$14.38 - $25.81
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,722 - $72,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
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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$30,932 - $65,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
   
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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$30,932 - $65,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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Professional skills reported by Research Technologists are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Research Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 32 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


For Research Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $37K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. On average, Research Technologists make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $55K.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 32%

National Average
$41,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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