Average Entry-Level Research Technologist Salary

$34,319
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Research Technologist is $34,319.
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$29k - $60k
Total Pay
$30k - $50k

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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.

Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Research Technologist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Research Technologist

An early career Research Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,002 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Research Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,358 based on 60 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 240 survey responses.
Early Career
57.9%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
13.3%
Late Career
3.8%