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Research engineer salary in United States

How much does a Research Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $93,602
Low $54,189
High $161,681
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a research engineer is $93,602 per year in the United States. 502 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Top companies for Research Engineers in United States

  1. Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
    5,034 reviews23 salaries reported
    $167,780per year
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Highest paying cities for Research Engineers near United States

  1. Palo Alto, CA
    $130,428 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $121,644 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Mountain View, CA
    $117,169 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Dearborn, MI
    $115,032 per year
    20 salaries reported
  2. Hampton, VA
    $109,735 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $98,087 per year
    15 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $96,985 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $94,052 per year
    32 salaries reported
  3. Peoria, IL
    $75,913 per year
    8 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Research Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 70 ratings

73% of Research Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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