A Research & Development (R&D) Technician earns an average wage of $18.51 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Test Engineering, Product Development, and Data Analysis. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Research & Development (R&D) Technician Total Pay (?
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$33,075 - $62,636
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63K
MEDIAN: $44,485
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Research & Development (R&D) Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.30 - $25.94
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,075 - $62,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $6,500  
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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$30,575 - $63,022  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.30 - $25.94  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $40.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $6,500  
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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$30,575 - $63,022  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Technician
  • 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.
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 28%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%
Test Engineering
up arrow 17%
Data Analysis
up arrow 15%
National Average
$43,000
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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