How much does a Research Specialist I make?

Updated Sep 26, 2021

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$48,555 /yr
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The national average salary for Research Specialist I is $48,555 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Research Specialist I salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 163 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Specialist I employees.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4.5

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Specialist I

$67,769

 /yr
Range: $61K - $79K
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$61K

$79K

$61,344 - $78,986 Range

Medical University of South Carolina
3.6

Medical University of South Carolina

Research Specialist I

$32,820

 /yr
Range: $30K - $40K

$30K

$40K

$29,644 - $39,555 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

Research Specialist I

$43,828

 /yr
Range: $38K - $52K

$38K

$52K

$38,322 - $51,865 Range

Stowers Institute For Medical Research
4.4

Stowers Institute For Medical Research

Research Specialist I

$54,526

 /yr
Range: $52K - $65K

$52K

$65K

$52,135 - $64,995 Range

Princeton University
4.5

Princeton University

Research Specialist I

$41,864

 /yr
Range: $38K - $53K

$38K

$53K

$38,277 - $53,333 Range

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
3.9

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Research Specialist I - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $19 - $25

$19

$25

$19 - $25 Range

Emory University
4.2

Emory University

Research Specialist I

$37,100

 /yr
Range: $36K - $39K

$36K

$39K

$35,862 - $38,768 Range

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Charles River Laboratories
3.4

Charles River Laboratories

Research Specialist I

$57,827

 /yr
Range: $56K - $66K

$56K

$66K

$55,732 - $66,460 Range

Loyola University Chicago
4

Loyola University Chicago

Research Specialist I

$40,081

 /yr
Range: $35K - $47K

$35K

$47K

$35,438 - $47,322 Range

Disney Parks
4

Disney Parks

Research Specialist I - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $13

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

Moffitt Cancer Center
4

Moffitt Cancer Center

Research Specialist I

$46,437

 /yr
Range: $41K - $47K

$41K

$47K

$41,395 - $46,709 Range

Texas A&M University
4.4

Texas A&M University

Research Specialist I

$68,432

 /yr
Range: $47K - $476K

$47K

$476K

$46,916 - $475,550 Range

Southwest Tennessee Community College
3.5

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Research Specialist I
About 

$49K -$53K

$49K

$53K

$48,862 - $53,405 Range

University of Tennessee
4.2

University of Tennessee

Research Specialist I
About 

$23K -$26K

$23K

$26K

$23,352 - $26,009 Range

University of South Carolina
4.1

University of South Carolina

Research Specialist I
About 

$27K -$33K

$27K

$33K

$27,158 - $32,690 Range

State of Illinois
3.9

State of Illinois

Research Specialist I
About 

$56K -$70K

$56K

$70K

$56,489 - $70,187 Range

Texas Department of Public Safety
3.5

Texas Department of Public Safety

Research Specialist I - Monthly
About 

$4K -$5K

$4K

$5K

$3,588 - $4,563 Range

Disney Parks
4

Disney Parks

Research Specialist I - Hourly
About 

$11 -$14

 hourly

$11

$14

$11 - $14 Range

Riverside University Health System
3.7

Riverside University Health System

Research Specialist I
About 

$56K -$61K

$56K

$61K

$56,343 - $61,461 Range

The Johns Hopkins University
4.2

The Johns Hopkins University

Research Specialist I
About 

$37K -$51K

$37K

$51K

$37,124 - $50,879 Range

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The national average salary for a Research Specialist I is $48,555 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Specialist I salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 163 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Specialist I employees.

The highest salary for a Research Specialist I in United States is $73,897 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Specialist I in United States is $31,904 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$22
hourly
A Home Preservation Specialist I in the Jacksonville, FL Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Jacksonville, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17
hourly
A Research Specialist I in the Greenville, SC Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Greenville, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$64,000
per year
A RSU Specialist I in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $64,000 per year
Additional Pay
$4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$42,000
per year
A Research Specialist I in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $42,000 per year
Job Highlights
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$50,000
per year
A Pension Specialist I in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A CPS Conservatorship Specialist I in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$19
hourly
A Total Loss Specialist I in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Co-occurring Specialist I in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$23
hourly
A Natural Resources Specialist I in the Anchorage, AK Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Anchorage, AK Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
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