Senior Research Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$104,000
$81,000
Min 10%
$104,000
Median 50%
$135,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Netflix
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a senior research engineer make?
The national average salary for a Senior Research Engineer in the U.S. is $104,784 annually or $50.38 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $135,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $81,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Senior Research Engineers are in Non Profits companies and Technology companies. Some of the states with the best Senior Research Engineer salaries are Alaska, California, New Mexico, Delaware, and Maryland. The typical tenure for a Senior Research Engineer is 4.7 years.

Average Senior Research Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Senior Research Engineers make on average $104,784 annually or $50.38 hourly. The city with the highest Senior Research Engineer salary is San Francisco, CA at $139,164 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $92,000. Alaska, California, New Mexico, Delaware, and Maryland are the highest paying states. Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and North Dakota have the lowest reported salaries for Senior Research Engineers.

Map of Senior Research Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Research Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Senior Research Engineer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Senior Research Engineer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Non Profits companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Senior Research Engineers. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Senior Research Engineers are Netflix and Microsoft. In addition, companies like Symantec and Yahoo! report highly competitive salaries for Senior Research Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$167,093
$167k
$153,004
$153k
$151,219
$151k
$147,462
$147k
$140,452
$140k
$138,942
$139k
$137,916
$138k
$137,360
$137k
$134,959
$135k

Senior Research Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Research Engineer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Senior Research Engineer
Senior Research Engineer
11/19/2019
11/19/2019
$65,000
$65,000
Senior Research Engineer
Senior Research Engineer
11/03/2019
11/03/2019
$65,000
$65,000
Senior Research Engineer
Senior Research Engineer
09/28/2019
09/28/2019
$75,000
$75,000
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Senior Research Engineer
Senior Research Engineer
09/28/2019
09/28/2019
$53,352
$53,352
Nitto Denko Technical Corporation
Nitto Denko Technical Corporation
Senior Research Engineer (Biomedical Engineer)
Senior Research Engineer (Biomedical Engineer)
09/26/2019
09/26/2019
$87,000
$87,000
Senior Research Engineer
Senior Research Engineer
09/09/2019
09/09/2019
$102,589
$102,589
SR. Research Engineer
SR. Research Engineer
08/30/2019
08/30/2019
$141,469
$141,469
Senior Research Engineer
Senior Research Engineer
08/26/2019
08/26/2019
$97,110
$97,110
Senior Research Engineer
Senior Research Engineer
08/09/2019
08/09/2019
$134,597
$134,597
C-Far Services LLC
C-Far Services LLC
Research Engineer/Senior Scientist
Research Engineer/Senior Scientist
08/09/2019
08/09/2019
$105,518
$105,518