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

$79,170
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$5,798
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$3,500
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The average salary for a Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) is $79,170.
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$59k
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$79k
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$139k
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What Do Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)s Do?

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.

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

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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 Noramco Incorporated, Honeywell International Inc and Johnson & Johnson. Reported salaries are highest at Honeywell International Inc where the average pay is $102,555. Johnson & Johnson pays the lowest at around $76,302.

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What Are Popular Skills for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)s?

Skills in Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, Product Development and Chemical Process Engineering.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D)s?

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 $71,507 based on 24 salaries. An early career Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,280 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,627 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,242 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $130,485.
Employees with Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 66.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (27.9% more) and Richmond, Virginia (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey (5.9% less) and Athens, Georgia (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 184 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.0%
Early Career
39.1%
Mid Career
21.7%
Experienced
13.0%
Late Career
13.0%

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