Research Technician Statistics and Facts in the US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for research technicians in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 46,652 research technicians currently employed in the United States.
- 48.2% of all research technicians are women, while only 45.7% are men.
- The average age of an employed research technician is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of research technicians is White (54.7%), followed by Asian (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino (13.7%).
- The majority of research technicians are located in MA, Boston and NY, New York.
- Research technicians are paid an average annual salary of $41,730.
- Research technicians average starting salary is $32,000.
- In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid research technicians earn as much as $54,000 or more.
- 23% of all research technicians are LGBT.
- Research technicians are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.
Research Technician Statistics By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Research Technician
Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man
Research Technician Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the research technician position over time.
Research Technician Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior field service technician and installer/lead technician have the biggest difference in gender.
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|Psychologist Research Assistant||23%||70%|
|Field Installation Technician||92%||5%|
|Senior Field Service Technician||92%||5%|
Research Technician Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among research technicians is White, which makes up 54.7% of all research technicians. Comparatively, there are 15.6% of the Asian ethnicity and 13.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 54.7%
- Asian, 15.6%
- Hispanic or Latino, 13.7%
- Black or African American, 8.9%
- Unknown, 4.7%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.4%
Research Technician Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among research technicians.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Research Technician Wage Gap By Race
Research Technician Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of research technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of research technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 48% of the population.
Types of Research Technician Degree Levels
The most common degree for research technicians is bachelor's degree 74% of research technicians earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 11% and rounding it off is associate degree with 8%.
- Bachelors, 74%
- Masters, 11%
- Associate, 8%
- High School Diploma, 2%
- Other Degrees, 5%
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Research Technician Wage Gap By Education
Research Technician Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ research technicians. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most research technicians is the education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire research technicians.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
The Types Of Companies Research Technician Work In
Employees with the research technician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most research technicians prefer to work at education companies over private companies.
Top Industries Hiring Research Technicians
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ research technicians. Those industries include education, health care and manufacturing.
Research Technician Turnover And Employment Statistics
Research Technician Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of research technicians changed.
- Unemployment rate
The Average Number of Years That Research Technician Stay in a Job
By looking over 15,366 research technicians resumes, we figured out that the average research technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Research Technicians with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to research technicians.
|Food Science Technician||7.37%|
|Research And Development Scientist||17.71%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Research Technicians
The most common foreign language among research technicians is Spanish at 44.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.7% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 7.3%.
- Spanish, 44.6%
- French, 13.7%
- Chinese, 7.3%
- Mandarin, 5.2%
- German, 5.1%
- Other, 24.1%