The average wage for a Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician is $17.41 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.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Total Pay (?
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$31,324 - $61,527
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MEDIAN: $40,916
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Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.71 - $24.66
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,324 - $61,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,994  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $5,667  
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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$28,237 - $58,471  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 742
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,994  
   
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $5,667  
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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$28,237 - $58,471  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 742
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Job Description for Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician
  • 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.
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
up arrow 29%
Houston
up arrow 24%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
National Average
$40,000
Chicago
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Experience Affects Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

Research Analysis
up arrow 16%
National Average
$40,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 13%
Product Development
up arrow 18%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 153 votes.
Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%
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