Research Engineer with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Skills Salary

An average Research Engineer with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills can expect to take home roughly $74K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,655 - $118,103
$52K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,751
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50%
90%

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$15.00 - $25.00
$17
MEDIAN: $17.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,655 - $118,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,234  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$48,553 - $119,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.46  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $67.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$48,553 - $119,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Research Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 81 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Research Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 7 salaries. A Research Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲69%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 12%