Entry-Level Research and Development Engineer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Research and Development Engineer earns an average salary of $67,791 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are C++, Technical Analysis, and Material Science.
Entry-Level Research and Development Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,548 - $90,759
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $67,790
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Entry-Level Research and Development Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.00 - $36.00
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,548 - $90,759  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $9,772  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,167  
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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$49,900 - $95,099  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 554
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $36.00  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $43.59  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$50.00 - $9,772  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,167  
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).
)
$49,900 - $95,099  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 554
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San Jose
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San Diego
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National Average
$69,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Research and Development Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 29%
Technical Analysis
up arrow 11%
Material Science
up arrow 10%
Research Analysis
up arrow 3%
Data Analysis
up arrow 2%
Product Development
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
0%
C
0%
National Average
$69,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
Test Engineering
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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