Research and Development Engineer Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Research and Development Engineer, R&D Engineer

What is the average annual salary for Research and Development Engineer?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Research and Development Engineer may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Research and Development Engineer in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Research and Development Engineer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Research and Development Engineer in the United States is $92,281 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Research and Development Engineer in the United Sates are expected to make less than $92,281.

Source: HR Reported data as of November 2014

Median $92,281
  • 10%$69,321
  • 25%$80,263
  • 75%$103,634
  • 90%$113,971

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Job Description for Research and Development Engineer

Conducts research and development activities for an organization. Applies research theories, principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities. Responsible for summarizing research results and communicating findings to internal and external bodies. May require a graduate degree and requires 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. View Research and Development Engineer job description

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Categories:  Science and Research

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

Similar Job Titles:  Research and Development Manager, Research and Development Director, Research and Development Associate IV, Top Research & Development Executive, Research and Development Associate III, Research and Development Associate I, Research and Development Associate II, Research and Development Associate V, Top Division Research & Development Executive

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