$90,718
Avg. Salary
$20.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,932

Bonus

$7,688

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software is $20.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software is $90,718 per year.

10%
$19.52
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$20.48
50%
$46.83
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90%
MEDIAN $20.48
10%
$59k
10%
$91k
50%
$142k
90%
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MEDIAN $90,718
$58,915 - $142,425
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MEDIAN: $90,718
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$0$144K
Salary $58,915 - $142,425
Bonus $2,900 - $14,967
Profit Sharing $7,688
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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$56,956 - $144,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 188
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $20.48
Overtime $33.23
Annual Data $0$144K
Bonus $2,900 - $14,967
Profit Sharing $7,688
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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$56,956 - $144,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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

The research and development (R&D) engineer for computer software is an integral part of a modern R&D team. Like other members of the R&D team, the computer software engineer's primary focus is designing and creating an innovative new product. The computer software engineer, for example, might design custom software that will allow for more efficient data gathering for the specific project. They also may design a new statistical algorithm that will better analyze the collected data because it is much more adept at respecting the constraints of the system being developed.

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Common Career Paths for Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software


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Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Job Listings

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


Software Research & Development Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Matlab, Linux, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Java and C# Programming Language also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Linux are similarly competent in Python and C. Those educated in C++ tend to be well versed in C and Python.

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

Pay by Experience for a Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software has a positive trend. An entry-level Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 32 salaries. A Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▲30%

▲13%

National Average
$91,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Salaries

Project Management
▲15%

Matlab
▲7%

C++
▲4%

▲4%

C
▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$91,000

▼1%



.NET
▼4%

C#
▼6%

C# Programming Language
▼8%

▼10%

SQL
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%