Research Engineer with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Skills Salary

Median pay for Research Engineers with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills is around $73K annually. Career length 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. For the most part, Research Engineers with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$52,589 - $117,672
$53K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,039
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$15.43 - $23.50
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MEDIAN: $16.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,589 - $117,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,150  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$48,175 - $119,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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 - $11,150  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$48,175 - $119,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | 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.


For many Research Engineers with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $69K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $82K. On average, Research Engineers with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills make $88K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $123K.

Key Stats for Research Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲71%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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