A Research and Development Engineer earns an average salary of $73,488 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$53,385 - $101,598
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$53K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,488
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$14.90 - $41.44
(Median)
$15
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,385 - $101,598  
   
Bonus
$-0.46 - $9,910  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $24,468  
Total Pay (?
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$51,569 - $105,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $41.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$25.17 - $65.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.46 - $9,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $24,468  
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).
)
$51,569 - $105,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,365

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Experience Affects Research and Development Engineer Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Material Science
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National Average
$74,000

Product Development
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Research Analysis
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
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Technical Analysis
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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