Research & Development (R&D) Technician Salary

A Research & Development (R&D) Technician earns an average wage of $19.02 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design and Test Engineering. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$32,114 - $61,451
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,317
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$13.75 - $26.73
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,114 - $61,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,933  
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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$30,492 - $63,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $26.73  
   
Overtime
$20.80 - $40.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,885  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,933  
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).
)
$30,492 - $63,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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

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

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$43,000


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

Engineering Design
up arrow 18%

Test Engineering
up arrow 18%



Project Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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