Researcher salary in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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Based on 276 income tax records
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The average total salary for a Researcher is $69,000 per year. This is based on data from 276 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Researcher and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Researcher salary can vary between $28,500 to $202,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Researcher salary by company

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University Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
11 income tax records
$42K – $117K
Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
38 income tax records
$26K – $151K
The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
30 income tax records
$40K – $112K

Researcher demographics in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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43% are single
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57% are married
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38% have kids
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50% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Researchers in Chicago Metro Area, IL

276 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a researcher in Chicago Metro Area, IL is $69,000 per year. Researcher salaries in Chicago Metro Area, IL can vary between $28,500 to $202,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 276 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as researcher.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for researchers near Chicago Metro Area, IL: University of Illinois ($62,500 a year), Northwestern University ($58,000 a year), and The University of Chicago ($57,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for researchers near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Naperville, IL ($78,500 a year), Chicago, IL ($70,000 a year), and Iowa City, IA ($62,000 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.