$49,556
Avg. Salary
$18.90
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,540

Bonus

$1,300

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Research & Development (R&D) Technician is $18.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Research & Development (R&D) Technician is $49,556 per year.

10%
$14.32
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$18.90
50%
$28.68
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MEDIAN $18.90
10%
$33k
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$50k
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$67k
90%
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MEDIAN $49,556
$33,158 - $66,805
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MEDIAN: $49,556
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$14.32 - $28.68
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$0$66K
Salary $33,158 - $66,805
Bonus $404 - $4,140
Profit Sharing $304 - $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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$31,458 - $65,936
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 213
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $14.32 - $28.68
Overtime $20.98 - $41.13
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $404 - $4,140
Profit Sharing $304 - $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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$31,458 - $65,936
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 351

Job Description

Research & development (R&D) technicians work within the development and research efforts of their organization and are in charge conducting research on a variety of topics and writing extensive reports based on their results.

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Research & Development (R&D) Technician Tasks
  • Analyze products or schematics to detect process or material improvements for old and new products.
  • Evaluate products and packaging to determine improvements.
  • Extensively document process and materials for creation of old and new products, including quality control.

Common Career Paths


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Research & Development Technicians who go on to become Senior Engineering Technicians may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Engineering Technicians is $59K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Research & Development (R&D) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Research & Development (R&D) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 195 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research & Development (R&D) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Research & Development (R&D) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 61 salaries. A Research & Development (R&D) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 29 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research & Development (R&D) Technician?

Research & Development (R&D) Technician in Plymouth:
Pros: Flexibility
Cons: Benefits

Research & Development (R&D) Technician in Marysville:
"Research and Development Chemist."
Pros: Hands on formulation work with adhesives, saturants, release coats. Production support, product development and project management are all engaging and important parts of working for IPG.
Cons: Confusing management style. Poor communication from upper management to lower management, production and research employees.

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Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲38%

▲27%

▲16%

National Average
$44,000

▼8%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Engineering Design
▲15%

Test Engineering
▲15%

Process Improvement
▲13%



Project Management
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Research Analysis
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 19%