The average hourly pay for a Research Technologist in Chicago, Illinois is $18.35.
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$15 - $20
$32,101 - $42,865
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Job Description for Research Technologist
Research technologists are responsible for gathering, cataloging, and organizing data, and they typically work within a laboratory or research facility while some work out in the field. These technologists are required to conduct tests and experiments in a given subject area, and then record and analyze the data they have gathered to determine if it supports or denies a given question. To record and interpret data, research technologists are required to operate and maintain computer and lab equ…Read more
Research Technologist Tasks
- Prepare, conduct, and evaluate experiments.
- Operate and calibrate lab equipment to collect appropriate data for each experiment.
- Collect and analyze data, participating in verification, and testing protocols.
- Maintain and care for equipment and laboratory, including updating databases and general stocks.
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Technologist
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Popular Skills for Research Technologist
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Skills that pay less than market rate include PCR Analysis, Research Analysis and Molecular Biology.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist
An early career Research Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.38 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Research Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.13 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Research Technologist in their job title in State College, Pennsylvania earn an average of 49.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (39.1% more) and Rochester, Minnesota (24.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (20.9% less) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (6.0% less).
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