What does a Research Engineer do?

Research engineers plan, design, develop, and build innovative equipment and technologies using a research-driven process. They perform investigations, testing, modeling, verifications, comparative analysis, and other forms of research to make educated recommendations. They support and guide organizations or clients in making informed decisions based on this data, which is then used to develop action plans for designing and implementing systems and equipment that supports key objectives. They also play an active role in strategic planning by providing ongoing research-based input and advice.

Research engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or another technical field, although an advanced degree is often preferred. They should have hands-on experience with a wide range of research tools and programs, including verification and testing programs.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
20%
2 - 4
38%
5 - 7
20%
8+
22%

Common Skill Sets

Windows Operating Systems
Machine Learning
Python Scripting
X86
Algorithms
Linux System
Deep Learning
OLLYDBG

Research Engineer Seniority Levels

Development Engineer
10% made the transition
Electrical Designer
12% made the transition
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Research Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$100,856 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$64K
Median: $101K
$159K
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