Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Research & Development (R&D) Technicians can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. New salaries start at $39K and reach $46K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $51K. After two decades on the job, Research & Development (R&D) Technicians see salary growth dwindle, averaging $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. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.