Research Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a research technician make?
The national average salary for a Research Technician in the U.S. is $43,129 annually or $20.74 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $55,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Research Technicians are Education companies and Health Care companies. Some of the states with the best Research Technician salaries are Alaska, California, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Illinois. The typical tenure for a Research Technician is 2.5 years.

Average Research Technician Salary By Location

As a Research Technician in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $43,129 per year or $20.74 per hour. Working in Washington, DC as a Research Technician will pay you the highest wages at around $55,181 per year. The average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $39,000. Alaska, California, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Illinois are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona.

Map of Research Technician Salaries

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

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Average Research Technician Salary By Company

Research Technicians can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Education companies and Health Care companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Shell and Chevron are the best paying companies for Research Technicians. In addition, companies like Intel and Xerox report highly competitive salaries for Research Technicians.

Average Research Technician Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Research Technician works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Pharmaceutical companies, Manufacturing companies, and Technology companies pay their Research Technicians well. Pharmaceutical companies pay their Research Technicians the highest wages, averaging $50,259 per year. Manufacturing companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $49,288 and $45,187, respectively. At $38,461, the average salary for Research Technicians in the Education industry is lower than other industries.
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Health Care
Health Care

Research Technician Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Research Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Research Technician can range from $46,013 to $52,036 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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