Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salary

A Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician earns an average wage of $16.88 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.

$30,981 - $61,117
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MEDIAN: $41,361
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$12.90 - $24.21
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MEDIAN: $16.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,981 - $61,117  
   
Bonus
$503 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$28,272 - $54,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $24.21  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $36.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$503 - $4,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$28,272 - $54,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 342

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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

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

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

▲31%

▲10%

National Average
$39,000

▼5%

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

Chemistry
▲27%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲3%

PCR Analysis
▲2%

Microbiology
▲2%


National Average
$39,000

Research Analysis
▼6%

Molecular Biology
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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