Research and Development Engineer Salary

A Research and Development Engineer earns an average salary of $74,500 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$54,898 - $103,086
(Median)
$55K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,499
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$15.68 - $42.66
(Median)
$16
$26
$43
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,898 - $103,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,130  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $10,137  
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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$54,388 - $107,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 854
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $42.66  
   
Overtime
$0.39 - $53.81  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,130  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $10,137  
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).
)
$54,388 - $107,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Research and Development Engineer

Research and development engineers create new business opportunities by researching and inventing new engineering and manufacturing methods, as well as applying new knowledge and technology to improve existing methods. In this way, they help enable greater efficiency in manufacturing and in bringing new ideas to fruition in the marketplace. Research and development (R&D) research teams may work on their own or with scientists and/or product design teams to take a product concept, create prototypes, and test completed models to ensure that the new product is functional, safe, and appealing to the target market.

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Research and Development Engineer Tasks

  • Transfer products designed for manufacturing throughout the development cycle and into full production.
  • Lead a design team to create and develop new products and innovations.
  • Verify and validate designs and transfer new products into production.
  • Define material properties, develop concepts, verify prototypes, create and execute clinically simulated bench tests.
  • Manage multiple project timelines, resources and responsibilities to achieve goals.

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

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Experience Affects Research and Development Engineer Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Material Science
up arrow 1%

Product Development
0%

Research Analysis
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$76,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%