Research and Development Engineer Salary

A Research and Development Engineer earns an average salary of $72,756 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$54,401 - $105,815
$54K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,498
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$15.05 - $48.33
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$48
MEDIAN: $25.38
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$0$109K
Salary $54,401 - $105,815
Bonus $57.50 - $9,651
Profit Sharing $959 - $7,871
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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$51,416 - $109,370
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 620
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $15.05 - $48.33
Overtime $22.65 - $71.52
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $57.50 - $9,651
Profit Sharing $959 - $7,871
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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$51,416 - $109,370
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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Job Description for Research and Development Engineer

Research and development engineers create new business opportunities by researching and inventing new engineering and manufacturing methods, as well as applying new knowledge and technology to improve existing methods. In this way, they help enable greater efficiency in manufacturing and in bringing new ideas to fruition in the marketplace. Research and development (R&D) research teams may work on their own or with scientists and/or product design teams to take a product concept, create prototypes, and test completed models to ensure that the new product is functional, safe, and appealing to the target market.

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Research and Development Engineer Tasks

  • Define material properties, develop concepts, verify prototypes, create and execute clinically simulated bench tests.
  • Manage multiple project timelines, resources and responsibilities to achieve goals.
  • Verify and validate designs and transfer new products into production.
  • Transfer products designed for manufacturing throughout the development cycle and into full production.
  • Lead a design team to create and develop new products and innovations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research and Development Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Research and Development Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Research and Development Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 469 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research and Development Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Research and Development Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 64 salaries. A Research and Development Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,511

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Research and Development Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research and Development Engineer?

Research and Development Engineer in Farmington Hills:
"Engine Simulation."
Pros: It is my first job. My supervisor is nice and knowledgeable. Stress level is not high.
Cons:

Research and Development Engineer in Los Angeles:
"Work flexibility, office conditions,"
Pros: Fixed timings, research and develpoment scale up.
Cons: Under pay, less holidays.

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Key Stats for Research and Development Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Research and Development Engineer Salaries

▲28%

▲23%

▲11%

National Average
$74,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Research and Development Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%
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