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Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salary

An average Experienced Research and Development Engineer can expect to take home roughly $88K per year. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Research and Development Engineers vary widely between $62K and $120K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The vast majority of Experienced Research and Development Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey are men. 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. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,889 - $117,273
MEDIAN: $87,803

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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.
$60,889 - $117,273  
$0.00 - $10,288  
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).
$61,701 - $119,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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Skills That Affect Experienced Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 9%

Project Management
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Product Development
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Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Technical Analysis
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Engineering Design

National Average

Data Analysis
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Test Engineering
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Microsoft Office
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


11 %
89 %

Common Health Benefits

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