RESEARCH ENGINEER SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Research Engineer GROSS SALARY
US$ 85,569
Average net salary for Research Engineer NET SALARY
US$ 61,609
The most typical salary for Research Engineer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 55,065
  Updated: 11 May 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 28%
  Salary entries: 37

Research Engineer Earnings in United States

Average salary for Research Engineer in United States is US$ 85,569.

Average take home earning is US$ 61,609 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 55,065 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
5 % US$ 150,000
11 % US$ 142,500
35 % US$ 103,833
59 % US$ 73,750
92 % US$ 55,065
95 % US$ 40,000
100 % US$ 33,550
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Chicago US$ 98,333 03
Austin US$ 74,800 03
Denver US$ 103,500 02
Pittsburgh US$ 101,500 02
Tucson US$ 94,500 02
Detroit US$ 83,750 02
Boston US$ 55,000 02

Salary entries from individual employees for Research Engineer in United States

Below is the list of 37 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(13/13)  SOFTWARE AND CONTROLS ENGINEER


 Posted: 11 May 2020

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Research and Development of Motion and Process Controls, Optimization algorithms, Program Manager."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 95,000


(12/13)  RESEARCHER


 Posted: 31 Aug 2019

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Research engineer in an IT company."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000


(11/13)  SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER


 Posted: 03 Aug 2019

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Research engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 108,000


(10/13)  STUDY DIRECTOR


 Posted: 05 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "I design and manage biological research."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 57,557


(9/13)  RESEARCH ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 23 May 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Grow cells for biologics."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


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(8/13)  SIMULATION RESEARCH ENGINEER


 Posted: 07 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "Aerospace engineering."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(7/13)  RESEARCH ENGINEER


 Posted: 10 Sep 2018

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "Research, software development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 140,000


(6/13)  SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER


 Posted: 27 Aug 2018

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Senior systems engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 90,000


(5/13)  BATTERY ENGINEER


 Posted: 18 Jan 2018

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Work with Li-ion Battery Research and Development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(4/13)  MANAGER


 Posted: 14 Jan 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Manager in the civil service at a DOD research facility. military/defense industry background. BS degree, currently in MBA program."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


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(3/13)  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER


 Posted: 27 Dec 2017

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "I have been developing medical devices and corresponding sensors."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 84,000


(2/13)  SOFTWARE


 Posted: 08 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Senior software security researcher a specific focus on ios/osx security."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 145,000


(1/13)  POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW


 Posted: 14 Aug 2017

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Postdoctoral fellow. Research and development. Data analysis. model development. Energy analysis."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 55,000


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  SALARY BY LEVEL   RESEARCH ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
185K US$ 182,000
01
155K US$ 150,000
01
145K US$ 142,500
02
135K US$ 130,000
01
125K US$ 125,000
01
115K US$ 116,000
01
105K US$ 103,833
06
95K US$ 92,500
04
85K US$ 84,000
01
75K US$ 73,750
04
65K US$ 62,700
05
55K US$ 55,065
07
45K US$ 40,000
01
35K US$ 33,550
02

  SALARY BY GENDER   RESEARCH ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 89,778 23
Women US$ 66,342 06
N/A US$ 87,887 08

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   RESEARCH ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 97,671 14
Masters Degree US$ 80,955 10
Bachelors Degree US$ 76,084 13

Research Engineer workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses US$ 97,671. While Research Engineer workers with Bachelors Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 76,084. This is 28.37% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   RESEARCH ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 152,333 03
16-20 Years US$ 108,000 05
8-12 Years US$ 87,000 05
4-8 Years US$ 87,444 08
2-4 Years US$ 65,300 08
1-2 Years US$ 67,016 06
0-1 Year US$ 55,000 02

Research Engineer workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 152,333 compared to US$ 55,000 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 176.97%.


  SALARY BY AGE   RESEARCH ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
57-62 US$ 182,000 01
45-50 US$ 127,500 02
39-44 US$ 113,333 03
33-38 US$ 91,500 08
27-32 US$ 63,345 10
22-26 US$ 64,100 05
N/A US$ 87,887 08
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   RESEARCH ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 88,856 31
Contract US$ 57,875 04
Self Employed US$ 150,000 01
Part Time US$ 30,000 01
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  SALARY BY CITY   RESEARCH ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Denver Research Engineer in Denver US$ 103,500 02
2. Pittsburgh Research Engineer in Pittsburgh US$ 101,500 02
3. Chicago Research Engineer in Chicago US$ 98,333 03
4. Tucson Research Engineer in Tucson US$ 94,500 02
5. Detroit Research Engineer in Detroit US$ 83,750 02
6. Austin Research Engineer in Austin US$ 74,800 03
7. Boston Research Engineer in Boston US$ 55,000 02

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    RESEARCH ENGINEER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United States United States US$ 85,569 US$ 85,569 37
2. Australia Australia Research Engineer in Australia US$ 80,751 AU$ 87,428 07
3. Mexico Mexico Research Engineer in Mexico US$ 64,953 MXN 966,086 06
4. Canada Canada Research Engineer in Canada US$ 60,091 CA$ 67,452 15
5. United Kingdom United Kingdom Research Engineer in United Kingdom US$ 53,363 GBP 37,835 14
6. China China Research Engineer in China US$ 41,854 CNY 274,184 08
7. India India Research Engineer in India US$ 23,452 INR 1,423,667 25

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