Average Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician Hourly Pay

$17.95
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$1,437
Bonus
$1,957
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The average hourly pay for a Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician is $17.95.
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$13.64
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$17.95
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$25.14
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What Do Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technicians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician

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Popular Employer Salaries for Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician

The top respondents for the job title Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician are from the companies PPG Industries, Inc., 3M Company and Dow Chemical Co. Reported salaries are highest at Dow Chemical Co where the average pay is $20.55. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sherwin Williams Co. and Evapco, Inc., earning around $20.00 and $19.15, respectively. University of Utah pays the lowest at around $13.65. PPG Industries, Inc. and Syngenta also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.00 and $15.50, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technicians?

Skills in Product Development and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technicians?

An entry-level Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.54 based on 122 salaries. An early career Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.21 based on 656 salaries. A mid-career Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.43 based on 206 salaries. An experienced Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.30 based on 146 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Research and Development (R&D) Lab Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (29.6% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (11.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (15.8% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (11.1% less) and Columbus, Ohio (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,221 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.0%
Early Career
53.7%
Mid Career
16.9%
Experienced
12.0%
Late Career
7.5%