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Research Engineer Salary (United States)

A Research Engineer earns an average salary of $76,161 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Image Processing, Software Development, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Simulation, and Research Analysis. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Research Engineer Salary (?
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$52,522 - $110,075
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $76,160
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Research Engineer Salary (?
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$15.36 - $44.38
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,522 - $110,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,448  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $10,641  
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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$52,099 - $114,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 912
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $44.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.83  
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 - $10,448  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $10,641  
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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$52,099 - $114,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Research Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
up arrow 54%
San Francisco
up arrow 31%
up arrow 27%
Palo Alto
up arrow 27%
Los Angeles
up arrow 22%
Minneapolis
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 10%
San Diego
up arrow 8%
up arrow 7%
Ann Arbor
up arrow 6%
National Average
$77,000
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
up arrow 3%
Seattle
up arrow 17%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 20%
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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Research Engineer Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 23%
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
up arrow 15%
Material Science
up arrow 7%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$77,000
Test Engineering
up arrow 1%
Systems Engineering
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 4%
Product Development
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%