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R&D Engineer Salary

How much does a R&D Engineer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for R&D Engineer

$107,714 (USD)/yr

$52 (USD)/hr

$4,018 (USD)/yr

$106,279 (USD)/yr

$51 (USD)/hr

$4,018 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Plans and conducts research in field or specialization of an engineering discipline to discover facts, or performs research directed toward investigation, evaluation, and application of known engineering theories and principles. Evaluates findings to develop new concepts, products, equipment, or processes or to develop applications of findings to new uses. Designs and develops new products, as well as product changes and enhancements, in support of a company's strategic plan. Initiates and provides technical direction for research and development programs to enhance products and/or production methods and improve parts and equipment technology.
The average r&d engineer salary in United States is $107,714 or an equivalent hourly rate of $52. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $4,018. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$75,281 (USD)

$133,797 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$124,870 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for R&D Engineer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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