Average Research Technologist Salary

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The average salary for a Research Technologist is $40,556.
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$32k - $65k
$405 - $10k
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$32k - $62k

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Job Description for Research Technologist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Research Technologist are from the companies Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University and Mayo Clinic. Reported salaries are highest at Mayo Clinic where the average pay is $50,050. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include University of Nebraska Medical Center, earning around $47,000. Johns Hopkins University pays the lowest at around $33,446. Penn State Hershey Medical Center also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,000.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Research Technologist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Collection, Data Analysis, PCR Analysis, Research Analysis and Molecular Biology.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

An entry-level Research Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,494 based on 66 salaries. An early career Research Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,002 based on 144 salaries. A mid-career Research Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,358 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Research Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,175 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,000.
Employees with Research Technologist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (18.0% less), State College, Pennsylvania (14.9% less) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (10.8% less).

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