Earnings for Research Engineers with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills come in at around $73K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Research Engineers with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,414 - $118,219
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $72,857
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,414 - $118,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,630 - $119,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.86  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $67.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
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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$47,630 - $119,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Engineer

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


Research Engineers with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $69K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $84K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $100K in this role. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $122K.

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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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