How much does a Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer make in the United States? The average Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer salary in the United States is $109,010 as of December 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $96,390 and $123,020. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer applies research theories, principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities. Conducts research and development activities for an organization. Being a Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer assesses the scope of research projects and ensures projects are on time and within budget. Summarizes research results and communicates findings to internal and external bodies. In addition, Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer develops technical documentation for all projects. May require an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. Being a Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Working as a Senior Research & Development (R&D) Engineer typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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