Research & Development (R&D) Technician Salary

Research & Development Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.67 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Research & Development Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Most Research & Development Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,185 - $68,417
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$49K
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MEDIAN: $49,198
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$14.49 - $30.20
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$0$69K
Salary $34,185 - $68,417
Bonus $202.73 - $5,025
Profit Sharing $1,221
Total Pay (?
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$32,166 - $69,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.49 - $30.20
Overtime $19.64 - $43.10
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $202.73 - $5,025
Profit Sharing $1,221
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,166 - $69,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 185

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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Technician

Research & development (R&D) technicians work within the development and research efforts of their organization and are in charge conducting research on a variety of topics and writing extensive reports based on their results.

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Research & Development (R&D) Technician Tasks

  • Analyze products or schematics to detect process or material improvements for old and new products.
  • Evaluate products and packaging to determine improvements.
  • Extensively document process and materials for creation of old and new products, including quality control.

Common Career Paths for Research & Development (R&D) Technician


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For Research & Development Technicians, progressing to a Senior Engineering Technician role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Engineering Technician can earn $59K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research & Development (R&D) Technician

Pay by Experience for a Research & Development (R&D) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Research & Development (R&D) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 195 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research & Development (R&D) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Research & Development (R&D) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 61 salaries. A Research & Development (R&D) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 29 salaries.

Research & Development (R&D) Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research & Development (R&D) Technician?

Research & Development (R&D) Technician in Marysville:
"Research and Development Chemist."
Pros: Hands on formulation work with adhesives, saturants, release coats. Production support, product development and project management are all engaging and important parts of working for IPG.
Cons: Confusing management style. Poor communication from upper management to lower management, production and research employees.

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Key Stats for Research & Development (R&D) Technician

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Technician Salaries

▲33%

▲23%

▲12%

National Average
$46,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Research & Development (R&D) Technician Salaries

Engineering Design
▲12%

Test Engineering
▲11%

Process Improvement
▲10%



National Average
$46,000

Project Management
▼2%

Research Analysis
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 15%
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