How much does a Research Investigator make?

Updated Sep 18, 2021

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$84,089 /yr
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589 salaries

$54K

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$84K

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$131K

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The national average salary for Research Investigator is $84,089 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Research Investigator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 589 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Investigator employees.

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University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Research Investigator

$64,407

 /yr
Range: $48K - $96K
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$48K

$96K

$47,629 - $96,127 Range

DuPont
3.9

DuPont

Research Investigator

$123,352

 /yr
Range: $104K - $151K

$104K

$151K

$103,564 - $150,600 Range

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4.2

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Investigator

$57,999

 /yr
Range: $51K - $65K

$51K

$65K

$51,474 - $64,982 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
4

Bristol Myers Squibb

Research Investigator

$115,932

 /yr
Range: $100K - $161K

$100K

$161K

$99,857 - $161,017 Range

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
3.5

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Research Investigator

$120,940

 /yr
Range: $108K - $148K

$108K

$148K

$107,964 - $147,552 Range

International Flavors & Fragrances
3.8

International Flavors & Fragrances

Research Investigator

$101,641

 /yr
Range: $90K - $155K

$90K

$155K

$90,298 - $154,645 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Research Investigator

$123,481

 /yr
Range: $100K - $141K

$100K

$141K

$100,419 - $141,390 Range

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
3.9

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Research Investigator

$88,469

 /yr
Range: $64K - $118K

$64K

$118K

$63,845 - $118,079 Range

Sanofi
3.9

Sanofi

Research Investigator

$114,858

 /yr
Range: $94K - $170K

$94K

$170K

$93,928 - $169,902 Range

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
3.9

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Research Investigator

$105,755

 /yr
Range: $95K - $123K

$95K

$123K

$94,783 - $123,185 Range

University of Iowa
4.3

University of Iowa

Research Investigator

$56,792

 /yr
Range: $51K - $61K

$51K

$61K

$51,105 - $61,307 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Research Investigator - Hourly

$32

 /hr
Range: $27 - $44

$27

$44

$27 - $44 Range

Eisai Research Institute of Boston
3.5

Eisai Research Institute of Boston

Research Investigator

$125,111

 /yr
Range: $125K - $145K

$125K

$145K

$125,111 - $144,730 Range

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4.2

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Investigator - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $25 - $29

$25

$29

$25 - $29 Range

Michigan Medicine
3.9

Michigan Medicine

Research Investigator

$65,952

 /yr
Range: $63K - $151K

$63K

$151K

$62,899 - $151,182 Range

Eisai -New Jersey
2.9

Eisai -New Jersey

Research Investigator

$125,961

 /yr
Range: $120K - $126K

$120K

$126K

$120,266 - $126,178 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Research Investigator - Hourly

$44

 /hr
Range: $38 - $45

$38

$45

$38 - $45 Range

Chemours
3.5

Chemours

Research Investigator

$120,870

 /yr
Range: $119K - $127K

$119K

$127K

$118,706 - $126,944 Range

Incyte
3.5

Incyte

Research Investigator

$112,093

 /yr
Range: $110K - $116K

$110K

$116K

$110,000 - $116,109 Range

Array BioPharma
3.5

Array BioPharma

Research Investigator

$146,790

 /yr
Range: $146K - $152K

$146K

$152K

$146,419 - $152,420 Range

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The national average salary for a Research Investigator is $84,089 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Investigator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 589 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Investigator employees.

The highest salary for a Research Investigator in United States is $131,364 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Investigator in United States is $53,827 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent research investigator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$93,000
per year
A Research Investigator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $93,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$40,200
per year
A SIU Research Investigator in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $40,200 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$69,165
per year
A Research Investigator in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $69,165 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Ann Arbor, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$110,000
per year
A Research Investigator in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$61,996
per year
A Research Investigator in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $61,996 per year
Job Highlights
Ann Arbor, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$123,592
per year
A Research Investigator in the Midland, MI Area area reported making $123,592 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Midland, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,481
per year
A Research Investigator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $100,481 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$63,303
per year
A Research Investigator in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $63,303 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Ann Arbor, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$125,601
per year
A Research Investigator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $125,601 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
$10k stock bonus
$10k profit sharing
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public