Research Engineer Salary in United States

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Average gross salary for Research Engineer GROSS SALARY
US$ 85,601
Average net salary for Research Engineer NET SALARY
US$ 61,244
The most typical salary for Research Engineer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 55,065
  Updated: 31 Aug 2019   Diff. gross vs. net: 28%
  Salary entries: 35

Research Engineer Earnings in United States

Average salary for Research Engineer in United States is US$ 85,601 (Gross). All data are based on our survey (35 individual salary entries). Average take home earning is US$ 61,244 (Net). The most typical salary is US$ 55,065 (Gross).

Earning percentages

Percentage of people earn this salary or more
6 % US$ 150,000
11 % US$ 142,500
20 % US$ 116,000
57 % US$ 73,333
91 % US$ 55,065
94 % US$ 40,000
100 % US$ 33,550

Earning by cities

City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Chicago US$ 98,333 03
Denver US$ 103,500 02
Pittsburgh US$ 101,500 02
Tucson US$ 94,500 02
Detroit US$ 83,750 02
Austin US$ 64,700 02
Boston US$ 55,000 02

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Salary entries from individual employees for Research Engineer in United States

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RESEARCHER


 Posted: 31 Aug 2019

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

SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER


 Posted: 03 Aug 2019

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

STUDY DIRECTOR


 Posted: 05 Jun 2019

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

SIMULATION RESEARCH ENGINEER


 Posted: 07 Nov 2018

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

RESEARCH ENGINEER


 Posted: 10 Sep 2018

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

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SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER


 Posted: 27 Aug 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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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$ 91,666
03
85K US$ 84,000
01
75K US$ 73,333
03
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$ 90,233 21
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$ 97,876 13
Masters Degree US$ 80,955 10
Bachelors Degree US$ 76,175 12

Research Engineer workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses US$ 97,876. While Research Engineer workers with Bachelors Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 76,175. This is 28.49% 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$ 86,365 07
2-4 Years US$ 63,914 07
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$ 91,000 07
27-32 US$ 63,345 10
22-26 US$ 61,375 04
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$ 89,122 29
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$ 64,700 02
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. Australia Australia Research Engineer in Australia US$ 91,207 AU$ 97,666 06
2. United States United States US$ 85,601 US$ 85,601 35
3. Canada Canada Research Engineer in Canada US$ 60,091 CA$ 67,452 15
4. Mexico Mexico Research Engineer in Mexico US$ 57,901 MXN 779,304 05
5. United Kingdom United Kingdom Research Engineer in United Kingdom US$ 53,298 GBP 37,669 13
6. China China Research Engineer in China US$ 41,854 CNY 274,184 08
7. India India Research Engineer in India US$ 20,073 INR 1,203,986 23

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