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How Much Does a Research Technician Earn In The United States?

Research Technician Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$42,000
$31,000
$42,000
$56,000
Research technicians in the United States make an average salary of $42,248 per year or $20.31 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level research technician salary is roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $56,000. If you like following the crowd, education and health care 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 None, None, and None companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and New Hampshire provide the highest research technician salaries.
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Where Research Technicians Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Research Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

While a research technician can average a salary of $42,248 per year, or $20.31 per hour, there are many opportunities for research technicians to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $55,431 per year. Other high-paying locations include Pasadena, CA, Rochester, NH and Ashburn, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $36,000. The highest paying states for research technicians include Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Idaho, Missouri, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.
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City
Average Salary

Washington, DC

Salary Range44k - 69k$55k$55,431

Pasadena, CA

Salary Range42k - 71k$55k$55,205

Rochester, NH

Salary Range46k - 62k$54k$53,768

Ashburn, VA

Salary Range39k - 62k$50k$49,816

New York, NY

Salary Range40k - 61k$50k$49,797

Evanston, IL

Salary Range40k - 61k$50k$49,585

Albuquerque, NM

Salary Range36k - 61k$48k$47,732

Rochester, MN

Salary Range38k - 57k$47k$47,098

Boston, MA

Salary Range39k - 55k$47k$46,979

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range36k - 56k$45k$45,320
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$71k

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Which Companies Pay Research Technicians The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a research technician, being employed by a company such as Shell Energy North America or Xerox would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Corning and Boehringer Ingelheim also report highly competitive salaries for research technicians.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Shell Energy North America
Salary Range140k - 149k$145k$144,806
Xerox
Salary Range101k - 114k$108k$107,776
Corning
Salary Range98k - 109k$104k$103,694
Boehringer Ingelheim
Salary Range95k - 107k$102k$101,554
Los Alamos National Security
Salary Range92k - 105k$99k$99,055
Boeing
Salary Range93k - 105k$99k$99,043
IQVIA
Salary Range83k - 97k$90k$90,483
PPG Industries
Salary Range79k - 89k$84k$84,166
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Salary Range74k - 87k$81k$80,678
DuPont
Salary Range73k - 87k$80k$80,041
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    How Experience Affects Research Technician Salaries

    The salary for a research technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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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