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Average Research and Development Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

£32,283
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,939
Bonus
£750
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The average salary for a Research and Development Engineer in United Kingdom is £32,283.
10%
£24k
MEDIAN
£32k
90%
£44k
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What Do Research and Development Engineers Do?

Research and Development Engineer Tasks
  • Define material properties, develop concepts, verify prototypes, create and execute clinically simulated bench tests.
  • Manage multiple project timelines, resources and responsibilities to achieve goals.
  • Verify and validate designs and transfer new products into production.
  • Transfer products designed for manufacturing throughout the development cycle and into full production.
  • Lead a design team to create and develop new products and innovations.

Career Paths

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Research and Development Engineer
Sr. Research & Development Manager
Senior Product Development Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Research and Development Engineers?

Skills in Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Research Analysis and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research and Development Engineers?

An entry-level Research and Development Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £26,798 based on 8 salaries. An early career Research and Development Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £29,599 based on 99 salaries. A mid-career Research and Development Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,738 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Research and Development Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,288 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £42,500.
Employees with Research and Development Engineer in their job title in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (8.3% more) and Bristol, England: Bristol (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sheffield, England: South Yorkshire (9.9% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 194 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
51.0%
Mid Career
27.8%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
7.2%

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