Research Engineer Salary (United States)

A Research Engineer earns an average salary of $75,793 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are 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 Total Pay (?
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$51,412 - $108,830
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MEDIAN: $75,792
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Research Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.47 - $50.33
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,412 - $108,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,849  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,582  
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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$51,307 - $113,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 957
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $50.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,849  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,582  
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).
)
$51,307 - $113,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 957
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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
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San Francisco
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Palo Alto
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Los Angeles
up arrow 22%
Austin
up arrow 16%
Minneapolis
up arrow 15%
San Diego
up arrow 8%
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Ann Arbor
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National Average
$76,000
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Research Engineer Salaries

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
up arrow 16%
Material Science
up arrow 7%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 3%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Test Engineering
0%
National Average
$76,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%
Product Development
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%
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