Average Research Technologist with Molecular Biology Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Research Technologist with Molecular Biology skills is $39,651.
MEDIAN $39,651
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$32k - $58k
$450 - $4k
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$31k - $56k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Technologist

The top respondents for the job title Research Technologist are from the companies Johns Hopkins University, Mayo Clinic and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Reported salaries are highest at Mayo Clinic where the average pay is $48,980. Johns Hopkins University pays the lowest at around $34,198.

Career Paths

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Research Technologist
Research Associate (Unspecified Type)
Research Scientist
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Popular Skills for Research Technologist

Skills in Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microbiology, Data Collection, Data Analysis and PCR Analysis.

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 $33,947 based on 12 salaries. An early career Research Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,510 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Research Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,134 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Research Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,966 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Research Technologist in their job title in Omaha, Nebraska earn an average of 29.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (3.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (11.9% less), Cleveland, Ohio (3.2% less) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2.9% less).

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