The average salary for a Researcher (General/Unknown Type) is $44,523 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$31,493 - $82,739
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$83K
MEDIAN: $44,523
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$10.38 - $24.83
(Median)
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$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,493 - $82,739  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$26,844 - $78,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $24.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$21.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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).
)
$26,844 - $78,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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

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

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Experience Affects Researcher (General/Unknown Type) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 51%

Mid-Career
up arrow 42%

National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Researcher (General/Unknown Type) Salaries

Data Analysis
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Online Research
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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