Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salary

The average salary for a Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) is $76,921 per year.

$56,819 - $124,162
$57K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,921
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50%
90%

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$16.11 - $79.46
$16
$23
$79
MEDIAN: $22.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,819 - $124,162  
   
Bonus
$776 - $18,548  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,917  
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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$53,650 - $137,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$28.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$776 - $18,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,917  
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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$53,650 - $137,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

Chemical engineers in research and development (R&D) are responsible for researching, developing, and applying necessary chemical processes to create a wide range of items for both commercial and industrial uses. Most jobs in this field focus on researching and developing chemicals, as well as methods for producing and testing them, and using industry-specific software tools to judge the quality of methods and results of chemical development.

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Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Tasks

  • Oversee production environment, and track metrics like temperature, flow rate and electricity usage.
  • Propose, design, and oversee solutions for chemical process issues.
  • Optimize day-to-day processes while considering environmental and supply variables.
  • Maintain engineering documentation, with emphasis on compliance with engineering codes and standards.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 19 salaries. A Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salaries

Late-Career
▲80%

Experienced
▲50%

▼0%

National Average
$77,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salaries

National Average
$77,000



Engineering Design
▼5%



Product Development
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%