Average Mid-Career Research Technologist Salary

$45,358
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$1,700
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Research Technologist is $45,358.
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$35k
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MEDIAN $45,358
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Salary
$35k - $67k
Bonus
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$36k - $69k

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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.

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Career Paths

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Research Technologist
Research Associate (Unspecified Type)
Research Scientist
Epidemiology Specialist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Research Technologist

Skills in Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Collection, 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 $34,319 based on 25 salaries. An early career Research Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,002 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Research Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,175 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,000.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Research Technologist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (16.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 205 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
67.8%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
4.4%