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Research Engineer Salary

A Research Engineer earns an average salary of $77,605 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Software Development. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$54,643 - $112,611
(Median)
$55K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,605
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$14.82 - $45.62
(Median)
$15
$28
$46
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,643 - $112,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,256  
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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$53,981 - $116,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,048
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,256  
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).
)
$53,981 - $116,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Research Engineer

  • 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.
  • Verify and validate designs and transfer new products into production.
  • Define material properties, develop concepts, verify prototypes, create and execute clinically simulated bench tests.
  • Manage multiple project timelines, resources and responsibilities to achieve goals.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Research Engineer Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 25%

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
up arrow 13%



Material Science
up arrow 8%


Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Matlab
0%

National Average
$78,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 2%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 2%

Test Engineering
up arrow 3%


Product Development
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%