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Research Technician Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$56,182 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

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The average pay for a Research Technician is $56,182 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Research Technician is between $41,038 and $68,758. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Research Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Performs qualitative analyses to determine the chemical and physical properties of materials, liquids, systems, formulae, or other unknowns, using qualitative analysis.
  • Tests data, using analytical techniques.
Research Technician Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Chemical Technicians

Job family population: 64,550

Estimated population of Research Technician jobs: 3,607

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Research Technician Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

R&D Lab Technician
Apr 29
Glenview, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Every day, Kelly Scientific Resources connects scientific professionals with opportunities to advance their careers, and we currently have a contract opening for a R&D Laboratory Technician in ...
Quality Lab Technician
Jun 4
Richton Park, IL, USA
Kelly Services
... for a Quality Control Technician in Richton Park, IL. Responsibilities: * Responsible for ... research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific ...
Laboratory Technician
May 30
Great Lakes, IL, USA
Lab Technicians will support multidisciplinary investigative techniques dependent upon the research study requirements. Lab technicians will also provide recommendations on the investigative ...
Clinical Technician, Recovery
Jun 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Clinical Technician, Tissue Recovery Summary This position is responsible for laboratory and ... research
QA Lab Technician-2nd shift
Jun 7
Chicago, IL, USA
Daubert Chemical Company, Inc.
Daubert Chemical Company needs to fill a QA Lab Technician position in the Quality Assurance (QA) ... Liaise with outside entities (manufacturers, R&D laboratory, Shipping, Sales, etc.), as directed.
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