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Research Engineer Salary (United States)

A Research Engineer earns an average salary of $76,745 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Image Processing, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Software Development, and Simulation. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Research Engineer Salary (?
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$53,651 - $111,206
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $76,745
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Research Engineer Salary (?
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$15.00 - $47.50
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,651 - $111,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,537  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $10,729  
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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$53,292 - $115,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 965
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $47.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.30  
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 - $10,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$508 - $10,729  
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).
)
$53,292 - $115,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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%
Palo Alto
up arrow 30%
up arrow 29%
San Francisco
up arrow 27%
Mountain View
up arrow 18%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Minneapolis
up arrow 12%
up arrow 6%
Ann Arbor
up arrow 5%
San Diego
0%
National Average
$78,000
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Seattle
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Skills That Affect Research Engineer Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 22%
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
up arrow 14%
Material Science
up arrow 7%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$78,000
Systems Engineering
up arrow 1%
Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
Test Engineering
up arrow 3%
Product Development
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%