Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Research & Development (R&D) Technicians, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Starting out, salaries fall in the $39K range but grow to $46K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $51K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Research & Development (R&D) Technicians at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.