Research Internship Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$30,000
$21,000
$30,000
$43,000
Research interns in the United States make an average salary of $31,016 per year or $14.91 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $43,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and media companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, finance, and education companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut provide the highest research internship salaries.
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Map of Research Internship Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Research Interns earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Research Internship Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for research interns. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Tennessee, Washington, and Colorado.

Average Research Internship Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a research internship, working for Microsoft or Dell might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like UnitedHealth Group and IBM report highly competitive salaries for research interns.

Company
Average Salary
$108,232
$108k
$96,645
$97k
$93,852
$94k
$91,204
$91k
$89,862
$90k
$84,870
$85k
$83,572
$84k

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Average Research Internship Pay By Industry

Research internship salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, finance, and education companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a research internship can make a yearly salary of $32,717 while working for health care companies. All the while, other research interns are making $32,636 at finance companies and $31,588 at education companies. One industry research interns may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $28,156.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$32,717
$33k
Finance
Finance
$32,636
$33k
Education
Education
$31,588
$32k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$28,156
$28k

Research Internship Salary History

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Recently Added Research Internship Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Third Sector New England
Third Sector New England
Food Systems Research Intern
Food Systems Research Intern
Food Systems Research Intern
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$31,305
$31,305
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Research Intern
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$35,568
$35,568
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Intern, Research Reporter-APM Reports
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07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$31,305
$31,305
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Research High School Internship
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05/28/2020
05/28/2020
$25,566
$25,566
05/28/2020
Research High School Internship
Research High School Internship
05/26/2020
05/26/2020
$25,566
$25,566
05/26/2020
Waste Plastics Research Intern
Waste Plastics Research Intern
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
$26,088
$26,088
05/22/2020
Institute for Nonprofit News
Institute for Nonprofit News
Research Internship | Institute for Nonprofit News
Research Internship | Institute for Nonprofit News
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05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$24,001
$24,001
05/20/2020
Academic Research Intern (Summer 2020)
Academic Research Intern (Summer 2020)
05/15/2020
05/15/2020
$39,653
$39,653
05/15/2020
Utah State University
Utah State University
Undergraduate Research Intern-Uintah
Undergraduate Research Intern-Uintah
Undergraduate Research Intern-Uintah
05/05/2020
05/05/2020
$25,044
$25,044
05/05/2020
Student Conservation Association
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Women In Missions Historic Research Intern
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04/14/2020
04/14/2020
$57,393
$57,393
04/14/2020