Research Engineer salary in California

Average salary
$129,000/yr
Based on 170 income tax records
Total salary range: is $91,500 - $172,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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How much do Research Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Research Engineer is $129,000 per year. This is based on data from 170 TurboTax users who reported their job as Research Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Engineer salary can vary between $43,000 to $368,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Engineer salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Santa Clara, CA
11 income tax records
$150,500/yr
$124K – $187K
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San Francisco, CA
15 income tax records
$140,000/yr
$94K – $230K
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San Jose, CA
17 income tax records
$133,500/yr
$104K – $168K
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Sunnyvale, CA
13 income tax records
$129,000/yr
$111K – $171K
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Mountain View, CA
11 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$95K – $225K

Research Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
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Research Engineer demographics in California

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57% are single
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43% are married
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22% have kids
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39% own a home

Research Engineer salaries by age in California

$0
$44,875
$89,750
$134,625
$179,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Engineers in California

170 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research engineer in California is $129,000 per year. Research engineer salaries in California can vary between $43,000 to $368,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 170 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research engineer.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research engineers in California: Santa Clara, CA ($150,500 a year), San Francisco, CA ($140,000 a year), and San Jose, CA ($133,500 a year).
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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
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.