Senior Research/Engineering Executive (Chief Scientist/Engineer, VP R&D/Engineering) Compensation

The Senior Research/Engineering Executive most often holds the title of Chief Scientist/Engineer or VP of R&D/Engineering. This individual is typically in charge of product development and product research. In technology companies, this individual is often the product lead. This executive typically reports directly to the CEO.

Below are highlights from the data collected for the 2013-2014 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies. The compensation numbers are for our entire dataset of over 1,100 private companies. For more detailed benchmarks, please see the full report.

Benchmarks and Compensation Information

Median 2012 Base Salary: $150,000
Median 2012 Bonus as % of Base Salary: 10-20%
Highest Paid Industries: Health Care/Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology, Energy/Utility/Oil/Gas, Technology/Telecommunications


Comparison to Other Senior Executives


Detailed Benchmarks and Best Practices

For detailed information and benchmarks on base salaries, bonuses, equity grants and gains, benefits, perks, and company compensation policies and practices and how these elements vary by company size, industry, ownership type, geographic region, and other key variables, please see the full 2013-2014 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies.