Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salary

A Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician earns an average wage of $16.80 per hour. A skill in Chemistry is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$30,708 - $59,281
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$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,295
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$12.91 - $23.99
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$0$59K
Salary $30,708 - $59,281
Bonus $482.69 - $4,438
Profit Sharing $302.01 - $5,960
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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$28,198 - $54,996
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 254
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $23.99
Overtime $19.47 - $37.05
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $482.69 - $4,438
Profit Sharing $302.01 - $5,960
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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$28,198 - $54,996
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 438

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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

  • Perform analyses and statistical comparisons of results to contribute to technical and product innovation.
  • Compile and analyze data from personal and team analyses.
  • Test products, compounds, or batches for defined metrics and contaminants.
  • Maintain, operate, and calibrate laboratory equipment, including necessary supplies.

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

Pay by Experience for a Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 425 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 58 salaries. A Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salaries

▲39%

▲30%

▲9%

National Average
$39,000

▼5%

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

Chemistry
▲21%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲3%

PCR Analysis
▲2%

Microbiology
▲2%


National Average
$39,000

Research Analysis
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼14%

Molecular Biology
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%
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