Research Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $41K per year on average. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Research Technologists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,433 - $71,405
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$41K
$71K
MEDIAN: $40,655
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$14.92 - $26.78
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,433 - $71,405  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,351 - $66,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$1.2K$2.4K$3.6K
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $26.78  
   
Overtime
$26.41 - $3,523  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$2.4M$4.8M$7.2M
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$31,351 - $66,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Research Technologist

Research technologists are responsible for gathering, cataloging, and organizing data, and they typically work within a laboratory or research facility while some work out in the field. These technologists are required to conduct tests and experiments in a given subject area, and then record and analyze the data they have gathered to determine if it supports or denies a given question.

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Research Technologist Tasks

  • 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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Mayo Clinic leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $49K.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

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


Research Technologists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $72K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

DNA
up arrow 16%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Analytical Chemistry
0%

National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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