Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Researcher make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$101,932 / yrTotal Pay
$90,101 / yrBase Pay
$11,831 / yrAdditional Pay

$101,932

 / yr
$59K$181K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Researcher is $101,932 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $90,101 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $11,831 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Research Analyst Salaries with median pay of $71,769, Research Engineer Salaries with median pay of $135,540, User Experience Researcher Salaries with median pay of $85,437, Research Associate Salaries with median pay of $62,610.

Top Paying Companies

For a Research in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Research in United States. Employers include Meta, NEC Corporation and Intel Corporation.

1
Meta
Meta
$239,065/yr
4
Baidu
$221,280/yr
6
Arm
$213,021/yr
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$161,219

 / yr

$16,810

 / mo

$52,141

 / yr

$49,709

 / yr

$81,576

 / yr

$67

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Top Paying Industries

For a Research in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Research in United States are Telecommunications with a median total pay of $197,784, Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $193,890, Information Technology with a median total pay of $191,185, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $160,924, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $141,535.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$197,784

    43% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$193,890

    42% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$191,185

    41% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$160,924

    30% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$141,535

    21% Higher than other industries

Telecommunications

Top paying companies in Telecommunications for Research are Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, and AT&T.

Alcatel-LucentAlcatel-Lucent$205,211/yr
NokiaNokia$197,784/yr
AT&TAT&T$153,290/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Student Researcher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$415

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Researcher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$30

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Researcher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Researcher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Researcher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Researcher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$194,000

/yr

$128K | $66K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Undergraduate Researcher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Researcher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$71,000

/yr

$70K | $1K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Undergraduate Researcher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$23

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Researcher pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Researcher is $90,101 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Researcher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 8201 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Researcher employees.

The highest salary for a Researcher in United States is $158,937 per year.

The lowest salary for a Researcher in United States is $52,259 per year.

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