How much does a Researcher make?

Updated Jan 6, 2022

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Employer Size

Experience

$67,478 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,076 salaries

$36K

Low

$67K

Average

$128K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Researcher make? The national average salary for a Researcher is $67,478 in United States. Filter by location to see Researcher salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,076 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Researcher employees.

What are some related job titles for a Researcher?

Research Analyst

$66,252

per year

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Research Engineer

$102,434

per year

User Experience Researcher

$128,682

per year

Research Associate

$59,333

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Post Doctoral Researcher in United States of America

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$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Post Doctoral Researcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$10,000

/moAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research with less than one year of experience

$120,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Researcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$13

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Student Researcher with less than one year of experience

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$13

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Global Researcher with less than one year of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Researcher with less than one year of experience

$58,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Post Doctoral Researcher with 4 to 6 years of experience

$58,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Post Doctoral Researcher with 4 to 6 years of experience

$52,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Researcher with less than one year of experience

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Caltech (California)
4.5

Caltech (California)

Researcher

$59,360

 /yr
Range: $39K - $119K

$39K

$119K

$38,617 - $119,333 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Researcher

$175,513

 /yr
Range: $55K - $225K

$55K

$225K

$55,171 - $224,582 Range

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4.1

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researcher

$102,216

 /yr
Range: $72K - $160K

$72K

$160K

$71,527 - $160,129 Range

General Motors (GM)
4

General Motors (GM)

Researcher

$109,996

 /yr
Range: $90K - $125K

$90K

$125K

$90,442 - $125,291 Range

American Institutes for Research
3.4

American Institutes for Research

Researcher

$83,048

 /yr
Range: $59K - $110K

$59K

$110K

$59,221 - $109,714 Range

CBRE
3.9

CBRE

Researcher

$54,187

 /yr
Range: $43K - $85K

$43K

$85K

$43,341 - $84,734 Range

University of Minnesota
4.3

University of Minnesota

Researcher

$43,074

 /yr
Range: $31K - $91K

$31K

$91K

$30,912 - $91,450 Range

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Battelle
3.8

Battelle

Researcher

$76,876

 /yr
Range: $61K - $128K

$61K

$128K

$61,073 - $127,849 Range

Forrester
4.3

Forrester

Researcher

$74,632

 /yr
Range: $49K - $81K

$49K

$81K

$49,284 - $80,694 Range

Procter & Gamble
4.2

Procter & Gamble

Researcher

$62,954

 /yr
Range: $49K - $77K

$49K

$77K

$49,159 - $77,329 Range

Mathematica
3.9

Mathematica

Researcher

$134,167

 /yr
Range: $97K - $153K

$97K

$153K

$96,946 - $153,039 Range

Fors Marsh Group
3.1

Fors Marsh Group

Researcher

$77,597

 /yr
Range: $54K - $98K

$54K

$98K

$53,901 - $97,667 Range

Media Matters for America
3.2

Media Matters for America

Researcher

$47,236

 /yr
Range: $41K - $54K

$41K

$54K

$41,085 - $54,375 Range

Human Rights Watch
3.8

Human Rights Watch

Researcher

$77,755

 /yr
Range: $73K - $93K

$73K

$93K

$72,916 - $92,598 Range

UCLA
4.3

UCLA

Researcher

$65,504

 /yr
Range: $32K - $102K

$32K

$102K

$31,635 - $102,312 Range

CoStar Group
2.9

CoStar Group

Researcher

$63,718

 /yr
Range: $46K - $76K

$46K

$76K

$45,945 - $75,842 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Researcher

$62,485

 /yr
Range: $33K - $82K

$33K

$82K

$32,687 - $82,243 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Researcher

$53,796

 /yr
Range: $24K - $97K

$24K

$97K

$24,000 - $96,923 Range

IHME
3.2

IHME

Researcher

$79,824

 /yr
Range: $72K - $90K

$72K

$90K

$72,003 - $90,440 Range

Hitachi
3.7

Hitachi

Researcher

$98,976

 /yr
Range: $91K - $133K

$91K

$133K

$90,527 - $133,422 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Researcher salaries

The national average salary for a Researcher is $67,478 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Researcher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4076 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Researcher employees.

The highest salary for a Researcher in United States is $128,053 per year.

The lowest salary for a Researcher in United States is $35,558 per year.

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