A Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician earns an average wage of $17.18 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microsoft Office, Chemistry, and Microsoft Excel. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$31,094 - $61,031
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$31K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,300
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$13.13 - $24.41
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$13
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$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,094 - $61,031  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$28,820 - $54,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $24.41  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $37.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$498.33 - $4,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$28,820 - $54,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000


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

Microsoft Office
up arrow 38%

Chemistry
up arrow 33%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microbiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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