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Research Technologist Salary

For Research Technologists, annual average wages total $41K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Research Technologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Research Technologists.

$30,639 - $70,005
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,812
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90%

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$14.41 - $25.67
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,639 - $70,005  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,550  
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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$30,888 - $63,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $56.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,550  
   
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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$30,888 - $63,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Research Technologists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. On average, Research Technologists make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Research Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $54K on average.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

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 27%

National Average
$41,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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