Research And Development Engineer

Research And Development Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$90,000
$68,000
Min 10%
$90,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a research and development engineer make?
The national average salary for a Research And Development Engineer in the U.S. is $90,730 annually or $43.62 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $68,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $120,000. Technology companies and Pharmaceutical companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. District of Columbia, Alaska, Delaware, New Mexico, and California are some of the states with the best Research And Development Engineer salaries in the US. The typical employment in the position spans 3.1 years.
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Average Research And Development Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Research And Development Engineer in the United States is $90,730 per year or $43.62 per hour. The top city when it comes to Research And Development Engineer salaries is San Jose, CA at $107,257 per year. Even an entry-level Research And Development Engineer makes $73,000 per year in San Jose, CA. Some of the states with the best Research And Development Engineer salaries are District of Columbia, Alaska, Delaware, New Mexico, California, Vermont, and Maryland. Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Georgia are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$107,257
2
Albuquerque, NM
$101,016
3
Colorado Springs, CO
$97,199
4
Andover, MA
$95,879
5
Clifton Park, NY
$94,984

Average Research And Development Engineer Salary By Company

Research And Development Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Technology companies and Pharmaceutical companies have the most job opportunities for Research And Development Engineers. Companies like Facebook or Apple will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Microsoft or Vesuvius USA, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Research And Development Engineers.

Average Research And Development Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Research And Development Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Telecommunication companies tend to have the highest salaries for Research And Development Engineers. Technology companies pay their Research And Development Engineers the highest wages, averaging $95,958 per year. Health Care companies and Telecommunication companies pay well too, at $91,846 and $90,094, respectively. At $84,893, the average salary for Research And Development Engineers in the Automotive industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Technology
$95,958
2
Health Care
$91,846
3
Telecommunication
$90,094
4
Manufacturing
$88,650
5
Automotive
$84,893

Recently Added Research And Development Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Research and Development Engineer
01/30/2020
$70,000
Cybercoders
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01/29/2020
$100,000
University of California-San Diego
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01/11/2020
$60,000
Randstad
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01/08/2020
$60,523
Randstad
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01/08/2020
$60,523
Cybercoders
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12/30/2019
$100,000
Volt Workforce Solutions
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12/06/2019
$122,194
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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12/02/2019
$98,900
Randstad
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12/02/2019
$83,480
Kelly Services
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11/28/2019
$125,220
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