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

A Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software earns an average salary of $88,521 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Salary (?
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$59,830 - $126,425
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MEDIAN: $88,520
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Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Salary (?
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$19.11 - $45.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,830 - $126,425  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $16,053  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $13,591  
Total Pay (?
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$55,064 - $135,416  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.11 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $51.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$204.26 - $16,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $13,591  
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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$55,064 - $135,416  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software

The research and development (R&D) engineer for computer software is an integral part of a modern R&D team. Like other members of the R&D team, the computer software engineer's primary focus is designing and creating an innovative new product. The computer software engineer, for example, might design custom software that will allow for more efficient data gathering for the specific project. They also may design a new statistical algorithm that will better analyze the collected data because it is much more adept at respecting the constraints of the system being developed.
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Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Tasks
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Test and document software for server applications.
  • Use source debuggers, program dumps, and performance monitoring tools.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$89,000
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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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$89,000

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

C
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UNIX
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C++
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$89,000
Java
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C#
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SQL
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.NET
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Python
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Matlab
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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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