Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician is $17.57 per hour. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Total Pay (?
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$31,331 - $62,747
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$11.39 - $24.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,331 - $62,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,008  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $6,865  
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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$27,837 - $59,128  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $24.99  
   
Overtime
$18.07 - $37.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $6,865  
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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$27,837 - $59,128  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 652
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Job Description for Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician

Research and development (R&D) lab technicians generally work in a laboratory setting, conducting tests to ensure that products are being tested correctly. They are in charge of gathering data, keeping accurate records, and making sure records are filed correctly. They need to ensure that all operations adhere to both company and government regulations, as well as that their workstation and clean and properly maintained. Additionally, research and development lab technicians must keep a legible notebook that is documented properly so that all new advances can be patented as necessary.
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Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Tasks
  • Test products, compounds, or batches for defined metrics and contaminants.
  • Maintain, operate, and calibrate laboratory equipment, including necessary supplies.
  • Perform analyses and statistical comparisons of results to contribute to technical and product innovation.
  • Compile and analyze data from personal and team analyses.

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

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 15%
National Average
$40,000
Product Development
up arrow 22%
Data Analysis
up arrow 22%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 22%
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