A Research Engineer earns an average salary of $78,726 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.

$56,723 - $114,742
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$57K
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$110K
MEDIAN: $78,726
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$14.73 - $45.96
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$46
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,723 - $114,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,239  
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $7,757  
Total Pay (?
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$54,929 - $117,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 815
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $62.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,239  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.30 - $7,757  
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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$54,929 - $117,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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

  • 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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National Average: $79,721

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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Research Engineer Salaries


Machine Learning
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Simulation
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Material Science
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Software Development
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Project Management
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Product Development
up arrow 1%

C++ Programming Language
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National Average
$80,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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