A Research & Development (R&D) Technician earns an average wage of $19.41 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Test Engineering, and Process Improvement. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$31,435 - $63,782
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,065
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$13.24 - $28.68
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,435 - $63,782  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$30,249 - $65,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.24 - $28.68  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $39.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$408.51 - $4,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$30,249 - $65,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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 38%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$44,000


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

Engineering Design
up arrow 15%

Test Engineering
up arrow 14%

Process Improvement
up arrow 13%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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