The average salary for an Early-Career Research Technologist is $37,117.
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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
The top respondents for the job title Research Technologist are from the companies Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University and Northwestern University. Reported salaries are highest at Northwestern University where the average pay is $39,728. Johns Hopkins University pays the lowest at around $32,050.
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Popular Skills for Research Technologist
Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, 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 $34,076 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Research Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,996 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Research Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,481 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,410.
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Employees with Research Technologist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 10.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (13.7% less), Louisville, Kentucky (4.6% less) and Omaha, Nebraska (3.5% less).
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