A Research Technician earns an average salary of C$45,004 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$34,066 - C$60,691
C$34K
C$44K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$44,494
10%
50%
90%
C$14.07 - C$27.23
C$14
C$20
C$27
MEDIAN: C$20.04
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$60K
Salary C$34,066 - C$60,691
Bonus C$503 - C$5,960
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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C$32,365 - C$59,489
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 132
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$14.07 - C$27.23
Overtime C$29.48
Annual Data C$0C$59K
Bonus C$503 - C$5,960
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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C$32,365 - C$59,489
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

Job Description for Research Technician

Research technicians assist scientists with their experiments and research. They primarily work in a lab environment, but may work in an office while analyzing basic data. The duties of a research technician working in the field of chemistry are different from a research technician working in the field of biological research. However, research technicians will usually be required to record test results, monitor experiments, use, clean and maintain equipment, care for lab animals, maintain supplies and prepare equipment for testing. Research technicians generally work as part of a team. Depending on the size of a project, they may report to the laboratory supervisors or the principal investigators (the lead scientists on projects). A great deal of a research technician's work will require on-the-job training. As such, they are usually assigned to a mentor who will train them and provide feedback.

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Research Technician Tasks

  • Clean, sanitize, maintain, and operate lab equipment.
  • May assist with research analysis.
  • Assist scientists with research and record findings in the field or lab.

Research Technician Pay By Employer

$0$49K

$40,008

MPI Research Inc
15 profiles
$31,519

$37,000

$29,704

$34,445

$36,284

$30,700

$41,818

$29,315

$42,500

Research Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,066

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Key Stats for Research Technician

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Research Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

▲6%

National Average
C$44,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Research Technician Salaries

Data Analysis
▲8%

National Average
C$44,000

Biotechnology
▼13%

Molecular Biology
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 22%