We have 17,400 Research Specialist jobs nationwide. The average Research Specialist salary is $40,000 annually, -$21K (41%) less than the average national salary. Statistically, Research Specialists are very happy with their career.
"As a research specialist, I love being able to use my creativity and my critical thinking abilities while solving problems."
"What I like about my job best is the opportunity to explore research directions that are interesting. I least like primary investigators who get caught up in their own pet theories and are not open to different ideas, but this is rare."