Average Experienced Research and Development Engineers make around $87K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Research and Development Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,330 - $120,967
MEDIAN: $87,320

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$65,330 - $120,967  
$0.00 - $9,933  
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$65,943 - $122,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Skills That Affect Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Material Science
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Project Management
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National Average

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


20 %
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 3%