How much does a Research and Development Engineer make in Washington, DC? The average Research and Development Engineer salary in Washington, DC is $122,435 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $108,267 and $138,170. 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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Job Description for Research and Development Engineer

Research and Development Engineer conducts research and development activities for an organization. Applies research theories, principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities. Being a Research and Development Engineer 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. Additionally, Research and Development Engineer develops technical documentation for all projects. May require an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. The Research and Development Engineer contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Research and Development Engineer typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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