Research Intern Salary

Research Interns in the United States can expect wages of $14.89 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, about one in seven enjoy medical and dental coverage, and less than one-tenth have vision insurance, as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Research Interns. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,990 - $85,000
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$34K
$85K
MEDIAN: $33,570
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$10.11 - $26.34
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Salary $23,990 - $85,000
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$21,427 - $59,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $10.11 - $26.34
Overtime $12.66 - $51.38
Annual Data $0$59K
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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$21,427 - $59,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140

Job Description for Research Intern

Research interns are often college students who work on research projects for companies, and many positions require that the intern is currently working toward a bachelor's or master's degree. This may be a paid or non-paid position depending on the company.

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Research Intern Tasks

  • Participate in developing parts or modules of larger projects while under supervision.
  • Research and report on state-of-the-field and potential opportunities.
  • Contribute to framing questions, documentation, and testing of prototypes or algorithms.

Common Career Paths for Research Intern


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It's not very common for Research Interns to move on to become Management Consultants. Average pay for a Management Consultant is $93K annually. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators or Research Associates are common next-step roles for Research Interns moving up in their careers; annual pay for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators is $5K higher on average, and it's $13K higher for Research Associates.

Research Intern Job Listings

Popular Skills for Research Intern


Research Interns report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Online Research as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Market Research and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in Statistical Analysis.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,171

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Research Interns in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Research Interns will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+21 percent), New York (+11 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Boston (+1 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent.

Research Intern Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Intern?

Research Intern in Orange:
"Clinical Research Associate Intern."
Pros: Work flexibility, interesting topics.
Cons: Minimal communication with other people.

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Key Stats for Research Intern

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
1%

Experience Affects Research Intern Salaries

Mid-Career
▲120%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Research Intern Salaries

Technical Writing
▲6%


Research Analysis
▲1%

Statistical Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Market Research
▼18%

Online Research
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 88%