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Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salary

For Experienced Research and Development Engineers, annual average wages total $88K per year. Total cash earnings of Experienced Research and Development Engineers range from $61K on the low end to $119K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $10K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Research and Development Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$60,169 - $116,529
MEDIAN: $87,809

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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$60,169 - $116,529  
$0.00 - $10,399  
Profit Sharing
$461.50 - $9,882  
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).
$61,256 - $119,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Skills That Affect Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 9%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 8%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Product Development
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design

National Average

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Test Engineering
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Technical Writing
up arrow 11%

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


9 %
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 2%