Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salary

A Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician earns an average wage of $17.71 per hour. A skill in Research Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$31,608 - $64,714
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MEDIAN: $42,922
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$12.68 - $24.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,608 - $64,714  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,867  
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $7,891  
Total Pay (?
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$29,426 - $59,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $24.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.64 - $36.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,867  
   
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $7,891  
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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$29,426 - $59,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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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.

Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician in Morristown:
"Turning on a Dime."
Be up to date on all new instrumentation. Keep a detailed lab notebook. Be able to explain your job to non-science people.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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

Research Analysis
up arrow 14%

Product Development
0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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