Research & Development (R&D) Technician Salary

Research & Development Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $19.26 per hour on average. In the world of Research & Development Technicians, overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $64K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Research & Development Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Research & Development Technicians (69 percent) survey respondents are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,564 - $62,924
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,350
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$13.90 - $27.91
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,564 - $62,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,940  
Profit Sharing
$0.24 - $9,863  
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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$30,780 - $64,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $27.91  
   
Overtime
$20.73 - $41.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.24 - $9,863  
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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$30,780 - $64,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Research & Development Technicians make a median salary of $54K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $58K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$44,000


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

Engineering Design
up arrow 15%

Test Engineering
up arrow 15%


Product Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$44,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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