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Senior Research Engineer, Materials Salary

A Senior Research Engineer, Materials earns an average salary of $91,675 per year. A skill in Chemical Process Engineering is associated with high pay for this job.
$70,140 - $120,646
MEDIAN: $91,674

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$70,140 - $120,646  
$0.00 - $14,640  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $14,740  
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).
$72,258 - $128,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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.


Senior Research Engineer, Materials Tasks

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

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Experience Affects Senior Research Engineer, Materials Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Research Engineer, Materials Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
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Material Science
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.


12 %
88 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 1%