Research Technologist Salary

For Research Technologists, yearly average wages total $41K annually. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,118 - $71,032
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$71K
MEDIAN: $40,416
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$15.20 - $25.32
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$0$71K
Salary $31,118 - $71,032
Bonus $403 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
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$31,316 - $66,454
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$3K
Hourly Rate $15.20 - $25.32
Overtime $18.38 - $3,523
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $403 - $9,933
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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$31,316 - $66,454
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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.

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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.

Research Technologist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Technologist


Those at Mayo Clinic can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $49K.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Research Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Research Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 24 salaries. A Research Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,590

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

Home to some of the best pay for Research Technologists, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 61 percent above the national average. Research Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+29 percent) and Rochester (+19 percent). Research Technologists in Baltimore earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Milwaukee (16 percent less) and Cleveland (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Research Technologist

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Research Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲77%

▲32%

▲18%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Research Technologist Salaries

DNA
▲17%


Analytical Chemistry
▲1%

National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 10%