Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salary

Experienced Research and Development Engineers can expect wages of $87K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Experienced Research and Development Engineers runs from $62K to $118K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Men make up the vast majority of Experienced Research and Development Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Experienced Research and Development Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$61,225 - $114,052
(Median)
$61K
$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,073
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Salary
$61,225 - $114,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,241  
Profit Sharing
$457.81 - $8,000  
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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$62,066 - $118,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Skills That Affect Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
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Material Science
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Project Management
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Product Development
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Engineering Design
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Research Analysis
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National Average
$88,000

Test Engineering
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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SolidWorks
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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