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Researcher salary in the United States

Average salary
$64,500/yr
Based on 6,282 income tax records
$26,000
$193,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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$26,000
$193,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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The average salary for a Researcher in the United States is $64,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 6,282 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Researcher salaries in the United States can vary between $26,000 to $193,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Researcher salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Knoxville Metro Area, TN
21 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$85K – $114K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
411 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$65K – $145K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
121 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$61K – $168K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
181 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$59K – $164K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
483 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$66K – $109K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
43 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$49K – $98K
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Boulder Metro Area, CO
33 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$56K – $103K
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New York Metro Area, NY
493 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$54K – $111K
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Worcester Metro Area, MA
23 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$56K – $109K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
62 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$54K – $103K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
30 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$51K – $89K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
20 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$48K – $83K
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Trenton Metro Area, NJ
32 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$52K – $99K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
84 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$49K – $94K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
73 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$49K – $92K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
478 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$51K – $97K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
199 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$51K – $92K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
100 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$49K – $87K
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Memphis Metro Area, TN
36 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$51K – $89K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
106 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$46K – $89K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
27 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$50K – $105K
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Durham Metro Area, NC
105 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$48K – $87K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
110 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$52K – $90K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
217 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$50K – $94K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
102 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$47K – $77K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
197 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$46K – $93K
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Charlottesville Metro Area, VA
21 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$52K – $102K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
55 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$46K – $73K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
82 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$47K – $74K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
56 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$46K – $79K
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Madison Metro Area, WI
49 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$46K – $75K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
35 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$43K – $73K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
160 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$43K – $84K
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Richmond Metro Area, VA
36 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$45K – $66K
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Ann Arbor Metro Area, MI
66 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$46K – $73K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
34 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$45K – $77K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
39 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$42K – $81K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
71 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$41K – $70K
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New Orleans Metro Area, LA
20 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$41K – $68K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
36 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$44K – $65K
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Gainesville Metro Area, FL
24 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$43K – $65K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
90 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$39K – $70K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
105 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$40K – $78K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
32 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$41K – $70K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
34 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$40K – $75K
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New Haven Metro Area, CT
44 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$41K – $66K
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Buffalo Metro Area, NY
21 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$36K – $69K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
74 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$40K – $56K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
52 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$43K – $56K
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Birmingham Metro Area, AL
27 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$35K – $46K

Researcher salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Microsoft, King County, WA
23 income tax records
$239,000/yr
$193K – $305K
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Utbattelle, Knox County, TN
13 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$103K – $129K
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US Department Of Defense, Montgomery County, MD
22 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$89K – $110K
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St Jude Childrens Res Hosp, Shelby County, TN
18 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$60K – $86K
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Alameda County, CA
13 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$61K – $76K
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Northwell Health, Santa Clara County, CA
30 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$58K – $70K
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Mount Sinai Hospital, New York County, NY
14 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$55K – $79K
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University Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
15 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$52K – $83K
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, New York County, NY
14 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$34K – $66K
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The University Of Texas At Austin, Travis County, TX
18 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$47K – $84K
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Procter & Gamble, Hamilton County, OH
16 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$50K – $78K
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University Of California, Boulder County, CO
13 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$53K – $81K
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Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Middlesex County, MA
25 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$50K – $103K
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The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harris County, TX
25 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$45K – $78K
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Duke University, Durham County, NC
16 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$47K – $68K
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California Institute Of Technology, Los Angeles County, CA
11 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$52K – $66K
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University Of Washington, King County, WA
36 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$47K – $71K
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Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research, Olmsted County, MN
19 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$48K – $76K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
22 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$49K – $72K
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Harvard University, Middlesex County, MA
27 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$47K – $69K
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Michigan State University, Ingham County, MI
12 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$46K – $71K
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Mgpo Partners Payroll, Middlesex County, MA
11 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$49K – $56K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
24 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$47K – $60K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
34 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$46K – $69K
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University Of California Sf, San Francisco County, CA
26 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$48K – $74K
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University Of North Carolina, Durham County, NC
10 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$50K – $66K
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NYU Langone Health, New York County, NY
10 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$50K – $60K
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University Of Michigan, Washtenaw County, MI
50 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$46K – $71K
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University Of California San Diego, San Diego County, CA
29 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$42K – $72K
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Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO
26 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$47K – $63K
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Emory University, DeKalb County, GA
11 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$42K – $58K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
15 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$48K – $58K
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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, MD
27 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$49K – $58K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$44K – $64K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
32 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$46K – $62K
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Oregon Health & Science University, Multnomah County, OR
11 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$47K – $59K
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Yale University, New Haven County, CT
26 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$46K – $71K
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Princeton University Treasurers, Mercer County, NJ
12 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$40K – $63K
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Trustees Of The University Of, Philadelphia County, PA
28 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$37K – $57K
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The University Of Iowa, Johnson County, IA
13 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$46K – $61K
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Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga County, OH
12 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$44K – $52K
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Purdue University, Tippecanoe County, IN
10 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$47K – $51K
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University Of Arizona, Pima County, AZ
12 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$36K – $59K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
34 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$42K – $52K
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University Of Minnesota, Ramsey County, MN
19 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$39K – $59K
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UT Health Science Center, Bexar County, TX
18 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$37K – $58K
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Children's Hospital Medical Center, Hamilton County, OH
15 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$40K – $55K
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Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga County, OH
17 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$43K – $48K
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University Of Florida, Alachua County, FL
14 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$42K – $50K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
23 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$33K – $45K

Researcher demographics in the United States

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47% are single
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53% are married
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41% have kids
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44% own a home

Researcher salaries by age

$0
$20,625
$41,250
$61,875
$82,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Researchers in the United States

6,282 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a researcher in the United States is $64,500 per year. Researcher salaries in the United States can vary between $26,000 to $193,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 6,282 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as researcher.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for researchers in the United States: Microsoft ($239,000 a year), Utbattelle ($114,500 a year), and US Department of Defense ($97,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for researchers in the United States: Knoxville Metro Area, TN ($102,500 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($93,500 a year), and San Jose Metro Area, CA ($92,500 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.