Research Engineer Salary

A Research Engineer earns an average salary of $78,334 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Systems Engineering and Machine Learning. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$55,240 - $117,909
$55K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,652
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50%
90%

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$15.32 - $53.72
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$34
$54
MEDIAN: $34.16
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$0$120K
Salary $55,240 - $117,909
Bonus $0.00 - $11,509
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,022
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,336 - $120,831
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 821
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $15.32 - $53.72
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $23.67 - $55.75
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,509
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,022
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,336 - $120,831
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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Job Description for Research Engineer

A research engineer is responsible for conducting research on behalf of their organization; the breadth and type of research varies depending on their role. They must be able to analyze systems (for example, identifying the vulnerable parts of security architectures and developing ideas for how to reduce vulnerability), as well as provide guidance to engineers and other professionals in different specialties as needed. This employee needs to be able to write reports and give presentations to other departments inside the company as well. Other tasks performed by research engineers may include collaborating with other teams within their organization, designing parts and components, developing new protocols for assessing security, and developing other plans and guidance as needed. Occasional travel may be required of research engineers depending on their position and employer.

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Research Engineer Tasks

  • Define material properties, develop concepts, verify prototypes, create and execute clinically simulated bench tests.
  • Manage multiple project timelines, resources and responsibilities to achieve goals.
  • Verify and validate designs and transfer new products into production.
  • Transfer products designed for manufacturing throughout the development cycle and into full production.
  • Lead a design team to create and develop new products and innovations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Research Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 556 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Research Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 80 salaries. A Research Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,591

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Key Stats for Research Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

▲48%

▲23%

▲4%

National Average
$80,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Research Engineer Salaries






▲2%


Material Science
▼0%

Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$80,000


▼4%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%
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