A Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) earns an average salary of $76,232 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) Total Pay (?
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$49,541 - $109,593
(Median)
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61K
76K
94K
110K
MEDIAN: $76,232
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Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Total Pay (?
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$12.16 - $35.23
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,541 - $109,593  
   
Bonus
$482.61 - $14,888  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $11,745  
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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$48,972 - $117,746  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 664
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$26.92 - $75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$482.61 - $14,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $11,745  
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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$48,972 - $117,746  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 664
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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National Average
$78,000
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Experience Affects Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 31%
National Average
$78,000

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

National Average
$78,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%
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