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

$71,938
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,895
Bonus
$4,675
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The average salary for an Early-Career Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) is $71,938.
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$56k
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$72k
50%
$102k
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MEDIAN $71,938
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United States (change)
Salary
$56k - $102k
Bonus
$174 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$250 - $8k
Total Pay
$53k - $107k

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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.

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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 $70,890 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,691 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Chemical Engineer, Research & Development (R&D) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,075 based on 29 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 Diego, California earn an average of 1.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (0.1% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Akron, Ohio (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 143 survey responses.
Entry Level
24.5%
Mid Career
36.4%
Experienced
20.3%
Late Career
18.9%