Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salary

For Experienced Research and Development Engineers, yearly average wages total $87K annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Research and Development Engineers vary widely between $62K and $118K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Most Experienced Research and Development Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Experienced Research and Development Engineers (86 percent) who took the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,019 - $114,452
(Median)
$61K
$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,179
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Salary
$61,019 - $114,452  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,296  
Profit Sharing
$461.50 - $9,863  
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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$61,854 - $117,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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Skills That Affect Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 11%

Material Science
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Product Development
up arrow 5%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$89,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 14%

Technical Writing
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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