Average Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Salary

$78,149
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,450
Bonus
$4,188
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The average salary for a Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) is $78,149.
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$58k
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$78k
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$131k
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MEDIAN $78,149
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Salary
$58k - $131k
Bonus
$789 - $19k
Profit Sharing
$983 - $25k
Total Pay
$56k - $143k

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Job Description for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) Tasks
  • Oversee production environment, and track metrics like temperature, flow rate and electricity usage.
  • Propose, design, and oversee solutions for chemical process issues.
  • Optimize day-to-day processes while considering environmental and supply variables.
  • Maintain engineering documentation, with emphasis on compliance with engineering codes and standards.

Popular Employer Salaries for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

The top respondents for the job title Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) are from the companies Honeywell International Inc, Johnson & Johnson and Noramco Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at Honeywell International Inc where the average pay is $102,555. Johnson & Johnson pays the lowest at around $77,670.

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Popular Skills for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Product Development, Microsoft Excel and Chemical Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)

An entry-level Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,694 based on 58 salaries. An early career Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,938 based on 101 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,345 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,314 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,932.
Employees with Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 75.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Buffalo, New York (59.2% more) and Houston, Texas (53.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (6.7% less) and Athens, Georgia (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 260 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.3%
Early Career
38.8%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
12.3%
Late Career
9.2%