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Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salary

Earnings for Experienced Research and Development Engineers come in at around $88K annually on average. Cash earnings for Experienced Research and Development Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $61K to $121K depending on individual performance. There are far more male Experienced Research and Development Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Experienced Research and Development Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,568 - $117,349
MEDIAN: $87,913

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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.
$60,568 - $117,349  
$0.00 - $10,395  
Profit Sharing
$463.69 - $9,787  
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).
$61,399 - $120,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Skills That Affect Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
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Technical Analysis
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National Average

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
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Test Engineering
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


12 %
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%