A Researcher (General/Unknown Type) earns an average salary of $45,350 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$32,173 - $89,594
$32K
$45K
$90K
MEDIAN: $45,349
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$10.29 - $25.76
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,173 - $89,594  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$27,166 - $81,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $25.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$21.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$27,166 - $81,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Researcher (General/Unknown Type)

General researchers' job descriptions can vary greatly depending on the employer and location, though they are tasked primarily with researching online to gather information about a certain topic to benefit a business or other organization. This research can range from libraries and hospitals to social media and housing developments to obtain information that can benefit a business and help it grow.

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Researcher (General/Unknown Type) Tasks

  • Identify research directions and trends to guide processes and strategy.
  • Work with teams to identify and prioritize research projects.
  • Write publications and reports to communicate findings to diverse audiences.
  • Develop theory and algorithms to advance knowledge about the research field.

Common Career Paths for Researcher (General/Unknown Type)


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Key Stats for Researcher (General/Unknown Type)

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Researcher (General/Unknown Type) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Researcher (General/Unknown Type) Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%


Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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