The average salary for a Research Engineer in Canada is C$72,689.
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Job Description for Research Engineer
A research engineer is responsible for conducting research on behalf of their organization; the breadth and type of research varies depending on their role. They must be able to analyze systems (for example, identifying the vulnerable parts of security architectures and developing ideas for how to reduce vulnerability), as well as provide guidance to engineers and other professionals in different specialties as needed. This employee needs to be able to write reports and give presentations to oth…Read more
Research Engineer Tasks
- Define material properties, develop concepts, verify prototypes, create and execute clinically simulated bench tests.
- Manage multiple project timelines, resources and responsibilities to achieve goals.
- Verify and validate designs and transfer new products into production.
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Research Engineer
Skills in Research Analysis, Product Development and Matlab are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Engineer
An entry-level Research Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$61,601 based on 10 salaries. An early career Research Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$70,348 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Research Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,611 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Research Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,927 based on 14 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Research Engineer in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 16.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Halifax, Nova Scotia (13.4% more) and Toronto, Ontario (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Calgary, Alberta (3.2% less), Edmonton, Alberta (0.7% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.0% less).
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