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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Research And Development Technician Salary

$86,419 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$41.55 hourly

Entry level Salary
$56,000 yearly
$56,000
10 %
$86,419
Median
$132,000
90 %

How much does a Research And Development Technician make?

Research and development technicians make $86,419 per year on average, or $41.55 per hour, in the United States. Research and development technicians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $56,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $132,000.

Location impacts how much a research and development technician can expect to make. Research and development technicians make the most in Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Texas, and New Mexico.

Highest Paying States For Research And Development Technicians

The darker areas on the map show where research and development technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Research And Development Technician average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Texas$109,097$52.454,883
2New Mexico$102,752$49.40490
3Massachusetts$99,506$47.842,269
4Connecticut$123,998$59.61544
5New Jersey$112,914$54.291,546
6Arkansas$101,377$48.74506
7New Hampshire$111,483$53.60286
8Arizona$90,020$43.281,438
9Rhode Island$97,639$46.94234
10California$101,707$48.906,128
11Oklahoma$97,671$46.96547
12Tennessee$87,241$41.941,309
13Mississippi$96,984$46.63368
14Missouri$87,508$42.071,436
15Georgia$92,142$44.302,095
16Pennsylvania$81,921$39.393,159
17West Virginia$81,674$39.27332
18Louisiana$89,903$43.22457
19North Carolina$86,845$41.751,457
20Illinois$87,236$41.941,822
21Ohio$78,603$37.792,096
22South Carolina$83,791$40.28775
23Wisconsin$75,946$36.511,341
24Michigan$75,073$36.091,896
25Virginia$90,142$43.341,343
26Delaware$86,426$41.55205
27Vermont$79,156$38.06163
28New York$91,264$43.881,568
29Maryland$90,612$43.56942
30Nevada$79,487$38.21382
31District of Columbia$94,990$45.67166
32Indiana$75,187$36.151,348
33Kentucky$76,611$36.83671
34Florida$73,300$35.243,520
35Wyoming$58,858$28.30171
36Iowa$73,916$35.54675
37Minnesota$56,824$27.321,876
38Nebraska$66,639$32.04490
39Alabama$75,057$36.09661
40Kansas$70,026$33.67603
41Maine$70,507$33.90252
42Alaska$51,807$24.91187
43Montana$44,077$21.19291
44South Dakota$51,996$25.00229
45Hawaii$55,954$26.90186
46North Dakota$44,591$21.44217
47Oregon$49,640$23.87827
48Colorado$59,339$28.53880
49Washington$59,640$28.67808
50Utah$53,184$25.57444
51Idaho$52,318$25.15191

Highest Paying Cities For Research And Development Technicians

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Hartford, CT$122,072$58.69
2Edison, NJ$113,083$54.37
3Dallas, TX$111,168$53.45
4San Diego, CA$103,569$49.79
5Boston, MA$99,131$47.66
6Madison, MS$97,910$47.07
7Atlanta, GA$92,515$44.48
8New York, NY$92,105$44.28
9Richmond, VA$90,206$43.37
10Saint Louis, MO$90,175$43.35
11Tempe, AZ$90,156$43.34
12Chicago, IL$87,603$42.12
13Charlotte, NC$86,963$41.81
14Wilmington, DE$86,474$41.57
15Columbia, SC$84,176$40.47

Research And Development Technician Salary Details

Research And Development Technician Salary

What is a Research And Development Technician's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$132,000$11,000$63
75th Percentile$108,000$9,000$52
Average$86,419$7,202$42
25th Percentile$69,000$5,750$33
10th Percentile$56,000$4,667$27

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Laboratory Internship$34,212$2,851$16.4590,970
Microbiological Laboratory Technician$39,096$3,258$18.8044,567
Wildlife Technician$35,620$2,968$17.139,809
Biological Technician$45,007$3,751$21.649,182
Biological Science Technician$36,030$3,003$17.3213,801
Microbiology Technician$42,537$3,545$20.4525,704

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  1. Microsoft Jobs (25)
  2. Dell Jobs (104)
  3. AT&T Jobs (27)
  4. Intel Jobs (22)
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Which Companies Pay Research And Development Technicians The Most?

The highest paying companies for research and development technicians are Microsoft and McKinsey & Company Inc according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Morgan Stanley and eBay report highly competitive wages for research and development technicians.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Microsoft$167,701$80.63112
2McKinsey & Company Inc$156,504$75.24122
3Morgan Stanley$148,838$71.5648
4eBay$147,524$70.924
5Dell$142,747$68.6387
6Groupon$141,650$68.101
7Citi$138,759$66.71114
8Bank of the West$137,257$65.9913
9Los Alamos National Laboratory$131,934$63.43149
10Oak Ridge National Laboratory$130,942$62.95
11Sandia National Labs$130,726$62.85200
12VMware$130,632$62.80230
13Cisco$128,666$61.8628
14FTI Consulting$127,082$61.101
15PayPal$125,933$60.546
16Honeywell$125,838$60.50170
17State Street$123,597$59.42
18Hearst$122,427$58.867
19Nabors Industries$120,876$58.112
20Vishay$120,460$57.913

How Much Do Research And Development Technicians Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a research and development technician salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The finance industry pays research and development technicians an average salary of $96,843

  2. The technology industry pay $96,440

  3. The lowest paying industry for research and development technicians is the health care industry. Research and development technicians in this industry earn an average salary of $75,931

Highest Paying Industries For Research And Development Technicians

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$96,843$46.56
2Technology$96,440$46.37
3Professional$85,727$41.21
4Manufacturing$80,359$38.63
5Health Care$75,931$36.51

High Paying Research And Development Technician Jobs

Research And Development Technician Salary Trends

The salary for a research and development technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Research And Development Technician Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$92,200$44.33
Mid Level$98,200$47.23
Senior Level$104,000$50.13

Average Research And Development Technician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Research And Development Technician Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$86,400$41.55+1.0%
    2021$85,500$41.12+3.0%
    2020$83,000$39.90+1.6%
    2019$81,700$39.27+2.9%
    2018$79,300$38.12+2.0%

    Recently Added Research And Development Technician Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Microsoft CorporationGovernment Industry Dynamics ConsultantDallas, TX05/29/2022$98,700
    State of North CarolinaIndustrial Hygiene ConsultantRaleigh, NC05/29/2022$52,875
    Kate FarmsR&D Technician-Pilot PlantGoleta, CA05/27/2022$48,001
    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)Research & Development Technician II-Salt Lake City, UT (Onsite)Salt Lake City, UT05/27/2022$50,000
    FurststaffingResearch & Development TechOrangeville, IL05/26/2022$37,566
    Acara SolutionsR&D Electro-Mechanical Technician (SL)San Leandro, CA05/25/2022$62,610
    ManpowergroupR&D Process TechnicianEvansville, IN05/25/2022$41,740
    Kelly ServicesR&D Laboratory TechnicianOrange, CA05/25/2022$52,175
    CoorstekR&D Technician IIGolden, CO05/24/2022$44,871
    Afmic American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.Product Development Analyst/Senior Analyst (Open To Remote)Madison, WI05/24/2022$68,200

    Research And Development Technician Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Research And Development Technicians the most?

    Connecticut pays Research And Development Technicians the most in the United States, with an average salary of $123,998 per year, or $59.61 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Research And Development Technician?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Research And Development Technician if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Jersey you should be paid close to $112,914 per year.

    What type of Research And Development Technician gets paid the most?

    Research And Development Manager gets paid the most. Research And Development Manager made a median salary of $124,756. The best-paid 10 percent make $148,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $105,000.

    How much do R&D technicians make?

    R&D technicians make around $40,000 a year. However, this typical salary can range from $30,000 a year to over $50,000 in a year.

    The range in salary level for an R&D technician depends on various factors. These factors include experience, education, location, industry, and company. There are numerous unique combinations that any person may have of these five factors that will influence their specific salary.

    How much do researchers and developers make?

    The average salary that researchers and developers make is around $40,000 a year. However, this typical salary can range from $30,000 a year to over $50,000 a year.

    The range in salary level for a researcher and developer depends on various factors. These factors include experience, education, location, industry, and company. There are numerous unique combinations that any person may have of these five factors that will influence their specific salary.

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