Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salary

Experienced Research and Development Engineers can expect to earn an average of $87K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Research and Development Engineers can bottom out near $62K or peak near $118K depending on individual performance. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Experienced Research and Development Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up the vast majority of Experienced Research and Development Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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
up arrow 9%

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)
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

SolidWorks
up arrow 11%

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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