Research Technologist Salary

Earnings for Research Technologists in the United States come in at around $41K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Research Technologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. For the most part, Research Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$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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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 (?
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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

Research technologists provide a wide range of laboratory support; their specific duties vary depending on the laboratory in which they work. These professionals often help researchers conduct experiments and other research - for example by gathering data, recording it, and operating research equipment. They may also be responsible for calibrating and testing equipment, as well as assembling it and making adjustments as needed. Other tasks performed by research technologists may include ordering and maintaining inventory, recording and maintaining records in computer or other lab systems, and performing routine lab maintenance.

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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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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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $37K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Research Technologists make a median 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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