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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$95,094 USD

£75,158 GBP
New York City

$187,458 USD

$57,000 USD

£45,050 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Research Engineer / United States

Average salary for Research Engineer / United States is $95,094 USD per year. The most typical earning is $57,000 USD. All data are based on 42 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $103,300 USD. Women receive a salary of $66,300 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $105,400 USD. The second most paid education level is Doctorate Degree with salary of $104,100 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $152,300 USD. Employees with 8-12 Years of experience receive $124,000 USD.

Levels / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
1 100%
2.38%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
1 97.62%
2.38%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
1 95.24%
2.38%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
0 n/a
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
2 92.86%
4.76%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
5 88.1%
11.9%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
3 76.19%
7.14%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
2 69.05%
4.76%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
1 64.29%
2.38%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
4 61.9%
9.52%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
1 52.38%
2.38%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
0 n/a
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
2 50%
4.76%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
2 45.24%
4.76%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
2 40.48%
4.76%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
4 35.71%
9.52%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
0 n/a
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
2 26.19%
4.76%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
0 n/a
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
1 21.43%
2.38%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
1 19.05%
2.38%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
2 16.67%
4.76%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 11.9%
2.38%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
1 9.52%
2.38%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
2 7.14%
4.76%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
1 2.38%
2.38%

Gender / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 28 $103,300 USD
2 Women 6 $66,300 USD

Education / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 12 $105,400 USD
2 Doctorate Degree 16 $104,100 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 13 $76,100 USD
4 Some College 1 $75,000 USD

Experience / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 3 $152,300 USD
2 8-12 Years 7 $124,000 USD
3 16-20 Years 6 $113,300 USD
4 4-8 Years 8 $87,400 USD
5 2-4 Years 9 $78,000 USD
6 1-2 Years 6 $67,000 USD
7 0-1 Year 3 $61,700 USD

Age / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 1 $182,000 USD
2 46-50 1 $150,000 USD
3 36-40 5 $148,000 USD
4 51-55 1 $140,000 USD
5 41-45 3 $109,300 USD
6 31-35 9 $90,200 USD
7 n/a 8 $87,900 USD
8 14-20 1 $75,000 USD
9 26-30 11 $67,600 USD
10 21-25 2 $60,300 USD

Work Type / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 2 $232,500 USD
2 Permanent 34 $93,900 USD
3 Contract 5 $61,300 USD
4 Part Time 1 $30,000 USD

States / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Nebraska 1 $182,000 USD
2 Mississippi 1 $140,000 USD
3 New York State 4 $128,700 USD
4 Ohio 1 $125,000 USD
5 California 4 $118,800 USD
6 Minnesota 1 $105,000 USD
7 New Jersey 1 $105,000 USD
8 Pennsylvania 2 $101,500 USD
9 Colorado 3 $100,700 USD
10 Illinois 3 $98,300 USD
11 Arizona 2 $94,500 USD
12 Florida 1 $90,000 USD
13 Michigan 2 $83,800 USD
14 Massachusetts 3 $76,000 USD
15 Texas 3 $74,800 USD
16 Wisconsin 2 $72,600 USD
17 Missouri 1 $65,500 USD
18 North Carolina 1 $60,000 USD
19 Utah 1 $57,600 USD
20 Washington State 1 $50,000 USD
21 Indiana 1 $30,000 USD

Cities / Research Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 New York City 2 $187,500 USD
2 Omaha 1 $182,000 USD
3 San Jose 1 $180,000 USD
4 Jackson 1 $140,000 USD
5 Sacramento 1 $130,000 USD
6 Cincinnati 1 $125,000 USD
7 Madison 1 $108,000 USD
8 Minneapolis 1 $105,000 USD
9 Newark 1 $105,000 USD
10 Denver 2 $103,500 USD
11 Pittsburgh 2 $101,500 USD
12 Buffalo, United States 1 $100,000 USD
13 Chicago 3 $98,300 USD
14 Colorado Springs 1 $95,000 USD
15 Tucson 2 $94,500 USD
16 Orlando 1 $90,000 USD
17 Los Angeles 1 $90,000 USD
18 Detroit 2 $83,800 USD
19 --Other-- 3 $80,000 USD
20 Boston 3 $76,000 USD
21 Irvine 1 $75,000 USD
22 Austin 3 $74,800 USD
23 St. Louis 1 $65,500 USD
24 Durham 1 $60,000 USD
25 Salt Lake City 1 $57,600 USD
26 Tacoma 1 $50,000 USD
27 Rochester 1 $40,000 USD
28 Milwaukee 1 $37,100 USD
29 Fort Wayne 1 $30,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

18/18  Engineer (Man)
Posted 26 July 2022

What I do?

"• Leading the development of a specialized software platform; • Supervise the development of software to ensure that the product is ready for international distribution; • Evaluate strategic collaborations in Europe and North America; • Design the market expansion plan for product distribution;."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert $314,900 USD

17/18  Research And Development Engineering (Man)
Posted 22 November 2021

What I do?

"Chemical engineering research and development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Irvine Some College 0-1 Year Basic $75,000 USD

16/18  Sr. Research Engineer (Man)
Posted 26 September 2021

What I do?

"Chemical process developmet."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Jackson Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $140,000 USD

15/18  Principal Enginner (Man)
Posted 10 February 2021

What I do?

"Software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a $118,000 USD

14/18  Systems Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 January 2021

What I do?

"Physics, system design, optics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $180,000 USD

13/18  Software And Controls Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 May 2020

What I do?

"Research and Development of Motion and Process Controls, Optimization algorithms, Program Manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $95,000 USD

12/18  Researcher (Man)
Posted 31 August 2019

What I do?

"Research engineer in an IT company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $130,000 USD

11/18  Senior Research Engineer (Man)
Posted 03 August 2019

What I do?

"Research engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Madison Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $108,000 USD

10/18  Study Director (Woman)
Posted 05 June 2019

What I do?

"I design and manage biological research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $57,600 USD

9/18  Research Associate (Man)
Posted 23 May 2019

What I do?

"Grow cells for biologics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $75,000 USD

8/18  Simulation Research Engineer (Man)
Posted 07 November 2018

What I do?

"Aerospace engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $75,000 USD

7/18  Research Engineer (Man)
Posted 10 September 2018

What I do?

"Research, software development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Pittsburgh Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $140,000 USD

6/18  Senior Systems Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 August 2018

What I do?

"Senior systems engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $90,000 USD

5/18  Battery Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 January 2018

What I do?

"Work with Li-ion Battery Research and Development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a $60,000 USD

4/18  Manager (Man)
Posted 14 January 2018

What I do?

"Manager in the civil service at a DOD research facility. military/defense industry background. BS degree, currently in MBA program."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $100,000 USD

3/18  Research And Development Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 December 2017

What I do?

"I have been developing medical devices and corresponding sensors."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $84,000 USD

2/18  Software (Man)
Posted 08 September 2017

What I do?

"Senior software security researcher a specific focus on ios/osx security."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $145,000 USD

1/18  Postdoctoral Fellow (Man)
Posted 14 August 2017

What I do?

"Postdoctoral fellow. Research and development. Data analysis. model development. Energy analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years n/a $55,000 USD


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