A Research Engineer earns an average salary of $74,380 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Simulation, Software Development, Research Analysis, and Data Modeling. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Research Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,373 - $107,781
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MEDIAN: $74,379
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Research Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.47 - $48.18
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,373 - $107,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,537  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $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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$49,940 - $112,361  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 919
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $48.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $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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$49,940 - $112,361  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 919
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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 Francisco
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Los Angeles
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$75,000
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Experience Affects Research Engineer Salaries

National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Research Engineer Salaries

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Engineering Design
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Test Engineering
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$75,000
Data Analysis
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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