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

A Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) earns an average salary of $78,211 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.

$57,520 - $118,609
(Median)
$58K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,211
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$15.32 - $127.23
(Median)
$15
$23
$130
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,520 - $118,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,491  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,566  
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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$55,576 - $129,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $127.23  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,491  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,566  
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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$55,576 - $129,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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

  • 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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 74%

Experienced
up arrow 51%


National Average
$80,000


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

Product Development
up arrow 6%

National Average
$80,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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