Research Engineer salary in the United States

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Based on 1,177 income tax records
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How much do Research Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Research Engineer is $87,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,177 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Engineer salary can vary between $28,500 to $243,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Engineer salary by location

Research Engineer salary by company

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Southwest Research Institute, Bexar County, TX
26 income tax records
$67K – $89K
Mississippi State University, Oktibbeha County, MS
10 income tax records
$28K – $82K
State Of Kansas, Sedgwick County, KS
16 income tax records
$28K – $111K

Research Engineer demographics in United States

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53% are single
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47% are married
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31% have kids
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47% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Research Engineers in United States

1,177 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research engineer in the United States is $87,500 per year. Research engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $28,500 to $243,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,177 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research engineers in the United States: Southwest Research Institute ($77,500 a year), Mississippi State University ($64,500 a year), and State of Kansas ($61,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research engineers in the United States: Portland Metro Area, OR ($132,500 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($131,000 a year), and San Jose Metro Area, CA ($129,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.