Salary Range Averages

After 15 years experience in the medical device industry speaking with thousands of professionals, we have a good idea of what the industry standard is for certain job titles.

Clearly, the ranges provided below are flexible depending on a variety of factors, nevertheless, the trend is consistent across most companies and candidates.

San Francisco Bay Area

Job Title
Years’ Experience
Salary Range
R&D Engineer I/II
0  – 4+
$70 – $85K
Senior R&D Engineer
5 – 10+
$90 – $125K
Staff R&D Engineer
7 – 10+
$115 – $130K
Principal R&D Engineer
10 – 15+
$130 – $150K
R&D Manager/Project Mgr
7-15+
$125 – $150K+
Director R&D
10-20+
$160 – $190K
VP R&D
15-25+
$190 – $225K and up


Other Locations:

  1. Southern California – Bay Area minus 8-10%
  2. MN Twin-Cities:  Bay Area minus 10%
  3. Boston, MA:  Bay Area minus 5-10%
  4. Other States:  Bay Area minus 10-20%