Alternate Job Titles: Research and Development Engineer, R&D Engineer
How much does a Research and Development Engineer make? The median annual Research and Development Engineer salary is $101,068, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $89,373-$114,066, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. 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.
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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 $101,068, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Research and Development Engineer in the United States are expected to make less than $101,068.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Research and Development Engineer that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Research and Development Engineer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Conducts research and development activities for an organization. Applies research theories, principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities. Summarizes research results and communicates findings to internal and external bodies. Assesses the scope of research projects and ensures projects are on time and within budget. Develops technical documentation for all projects. May require an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. View full job description