Researcher salary in the United States

Average salary
$68,500/yr
Based on 8,489 income tax records
$25,000
$227,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$41K
 
$58K
 
$74K
 
$84K
 
$77K
$25,000
$227,000
How much do Researchers make?
The average total salary for a Researcher is $68,500 per year. This is based on data from 8,489 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Researcher and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Researcher salary can vary between $25,000 to $227,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Researcher salary by location

Researcher salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Google, Santa Clara County, CA
10 income tax records
$357,500/yr
$229K – $506K
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Microsoft, King County, WA
55 income tax records
$302,000/yr
$144K – $670K
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Genentech, San Mateo County, CA
14 income tax records
$146,500/yr
$115K – $211K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
14 income tax records
$146,000/yr
$131K – $166K
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Rand, Los Angeles County, CA
14 income tax records
$135,500/yr
$32K – $169K
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Utbattelle, Knox County, TN
18 income tax records
$132,000/yr
$100K – $189K
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US Department Of Defense, Montgomery County, MD
49 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$80K – $173K
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Alliance For Sustainable Energ, Denver County, CO
10 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$61K – $209K
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Triad National Security, Los Alamos County, NM
10 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$74K – $145K
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State Of Massachusetts, Middlesex County, MA
11 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$46K – $115K
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Mount Sinai Hospital, New York County, NY
19 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$40K – $236K
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California Institute Of, Los Angeles County, CA
16 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$54K – $130K
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University Of California, Contra Costa County, CA
13 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$46K – $161K
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Harvard University, Norfolk County, MA
10 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$54K – $102K
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Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research, Olmsted County, MN
17 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$38K – $153K
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, New York County, NY
14 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$45K – $306K
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The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, San Mateo County, CA
26 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$48K – $94K
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University Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
18 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$36K – $165K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
11 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$33K – $113K
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University Of Oregon, Lane County, OR
10 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$29K – $95K
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Trustees Of The University Of, Montgomery County, PA
10 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$53K – $153K
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Duke University, Durham County, NC
18 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$19K – $109K
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State Of Connecticut, Hartford County, CT
14 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$36K – $121K
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Princeton University Treasurers, Mercer County, NJ
14 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$42K – $140K
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St Jude Childrens Res Hosp, Shelby County, TN
33 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$41K – $111K
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University Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
11 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$42K – $117K
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University Of North Carolina, Orange County, NC
22 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$42K – $108K
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The Pennsylvania State Universit, Centre County, PA
13 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$22K – $139K
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The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harris County, TX
31 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$33K – $115K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
56 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$35K – $105K
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Emory University, DeKalb County, GA
21 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$39K – $102K
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Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO
36 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$20K – $153K
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The University Of Iowa, Johnson County, IA
22 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$39K – $114K
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Procter & Gamble, Hamilton County, OH
23 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$49K – $101K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
38 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$26K – $151K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
33 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$28K – $112K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
30 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$40K – $112K
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University Of Michigan Payroll O, Washtenaw County, MI
53 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$26K – $97K
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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, MD
40 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$28K – $97K
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The University Of Texas At Austin Payroll Services, Travis County, TX
23 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$44K – $123K
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Yale University, New Haven County, CT
40 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$34K – $110K
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University Of Florida, Alachua County, FL
24 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$31K – $90K
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University Of Washington, King County, WA
55 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$25K – $93K
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Baylor College Of Medicine, Harris County, TX
25 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$31K – $157K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
48 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$24K – $90K
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UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County, TX
33 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$26K – $63K
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University Of Minnesota, Ramsey County, MN
37 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$25K – $82K
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University Of Arizona, Pima County, AZ
20 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$37K – $83K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
32 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$20K – $95K
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The University Of Alabama At Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL
33 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$16K – $66K

Researcher demographics in United States

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44% are single
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56% are married
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42% have kids
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52% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Researchers in United States

8,489 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a researcher in the United States is $68,500 per year. Researcher salaries in the United States can vary between $25,000 to $227,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 8,489 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as researcher.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for researchers in the United States: Google ($357,500 a year), Microsoft ($302,000 a year), and Genentech ($146,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for researchers in the United States: Knoxville Metro Area, TN ($118,500 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($116,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($100,000 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.