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

A Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) earns an average salary of $76,466 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.
$52,128 - $112,701
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MEDIAN: $76,465
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$13.50 - $90.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,128 - $112,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,613  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $15,126  
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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$51,641 - $121,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $90.00  
   
Overtime
$24.68 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,613  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $15,126  
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).
)
$51,641 - $121,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

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

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 36%


National Average
$78,000


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

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 6%