A Senior Research Engineer, Materials earns an average salary of $97,530 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

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$70,427 - $118,808  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
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$72,295 - $124,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Senior Research Engineer, Materials

Senior materials research engineers are responsible for researching engineer materials and conducting materials assessments on behalf of their company. These individuals are in charge of facilitating materials knowledge for future engineering decisions. Some of their main responsibilities include helping with data collection, inputting information into company databases, handling materials planning, and overseeing data analysis efforts. They also review material studies and follow up with the materials-related recommendations. Other tasks performed by senior materials research engineers include actively participating in engineering meetings, suggesting ways to improve the research process and materials selection, and participating in research training and mentoring sessions. They communicate with a variety of colleagues, including engineers, material professionals, vendors, and clients, on a regular basis. These engineers are also responsible for obtaining relevant materials data, applying it to process and procedure development, and completing necessary analysis; they must communicate their results effectively to technical and non-technical professionals in their organization.

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Senior Research Engineer, Materials Tasks

  • Develop, test, and implement processes for product manufacture and production.
  • Act as technical expert and understand processing goals and procedures.
  • Coordinate operations and procedures, including documenting overall progress and data analysis.
  • Oversee teams to produce and analyze production of products and results of work.

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Key Stats for Senior Research Engineer, Materials

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
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Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Senior Research Engineer, Materials Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Senior Research Engineer, Materials Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 5%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

National Average
$99,000


Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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