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High Tech / Research & Development
Waunakee, Wisconsin is an excellent location for growing or starting a high-tech or R&D focused business:
  • Waunakee boasts some of the highest educational attainment rates in the country, providing access to a highly-educated workforce.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison, which receives over $1 billion in research grants annually is within 15 miles of Waunakee.  UW-Madison has launched hundreds of local businesses, and its licensing arm (WARF) constantly seeks business partners to commercialize on new technologies.  
  • Waunakee offers competitive wages relative to the state and national averages.
  • The Waunakee region offers full access to cultural and recreational amenities, whether you enjoy outdoor activities or the finest theater, dance, and music.  

 Median Hourly Wages for Representative High-Tech/R&D Occupations 
 SOC Code  Occupation Title  Employment in Waunakee*  Median Hourly Wage
 Waunakee*  WI U.S. 
 15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software  700  $36.97  $37.17  $44.94
 15-1051  Computer Systems Analysis   1,930  $30.77  $33.33  $37.06
 19-1042  Medical Scientists, Expert Epidemiologists  1,320  $22.65  $25.07  $35.86

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2009.  Occupational Employer and Wage Estimates for the Madison metropolitan statistical area.  Includes the counties of: Columbia, Dane, and Iowa.