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

A Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) earns an average salary of $76,809 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salary (?
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$51,016 - $111,635
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MEDIAN: $76,809
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Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salary (?
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$12.26 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,016 - $111,635  
   
Bonus
$0.79 - $14,586  
Profit Sharing
$1,919 - $14,975  
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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$50,375 - $120,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$26.17 - $49.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.79 - $14,586  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,919 - $14,975  
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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$50,375 - $120,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

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

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

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Pay Difference By Location

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$79,000
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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%
Experienced
up arrow 33%
National Average
$79,000

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

National Average
$79,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%
Chemical Process Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%