Average Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software Salary

$95,952
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,878
Bonus
$7,688
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The average salary for a Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software is $95,952.
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$62k
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$96k
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$144k
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$62k - $144k
Bonus
$3k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$58k - $147k

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

The top respondents for the job title Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software are from the companies Sandia National Laboratories, Intel Corporation and Agilent Technologies. Reported salaries are highest at Sandia National Laboratories where the average pay is $120,850. Agilent Technologies pays the lowest at around $80,000.

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

Skills in C Programming Language, Java and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Python and C++ Programming Language.

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

An entry-level Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,636 based on 5 salaries. An early career Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,594 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,897 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,518 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $140,000.
Employees with Research & Development (R&D) Engineer, Computer Software in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 45.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Palo Alto, California (24.0% more) and Albuquerque, New Mexico (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (13.3% less) and Denver, Colorado (11.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 151 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
49.7%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
20.5%
Late Career
5.3%