How much does a Senior Research Engineer make?

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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$123,068 /yr
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The national average salary for Senior Research Engineer is $123,068 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Senior Research Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1343 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Research Engineer employees.

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Arm
4.1

Arm

Senior Research Engineer

$136,186

 /yr
Range: $130K - $149K
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$130K

$149K

$130,089 - $149,250 Range

Samsung Research America
4

Samsung Research America

Senior Research Engineer

$147,003

 /yr
Range: $116K - $156K

$116K

$156K

$116,488 - $156,256 Range

Southwest Research Institute
4.2

Southwest Research Institute

Senior Research Engineer

$102,673

 /yr
Range: $89K - $156K

$89K

$156K

$88,776 - $155,886 Range

3M
3.9

3M

Senior Research Engineer

$111,623

 /yr
Range: $101K - $125K

$101K

$125K

$100,822 - $124,828 Range

Saint-Gobain Life Sciences
4

Saint-Gobain Life Sciences

Senior Research Engineer

$107,844

 /yr
Range: $100K - $116K

$100K

$116K

$100,064 - $115,993 Range

ExxonMobil
3.2

ExxonMobil

Senior Research Engineer

$146,207

 /yr
Range: $122K - $181K

$122K

$181K

$122,488 - $181,052 Range

Dolby
4.2

Dolby

Senior Research Engineer

$149,428

 /yr
Range: $136K - $149K

$136K

$149K

$136,424 - $149,428 Range

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Georgia Tech Research Institute
4.2

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Senior Research Engineer

$129,719

 /yr
Range: $107K - $148K

$107K

$148K

$107,331 - $148,208 Range

United Technologies
3.4

United Technologies

Senior Research Engineer

$102,490

 /yr
Range: $90K - $124K

$90K

$124K

$90,262 - $124,282 Range

SRI International
3.8

SRI International

Senior Research Engineer

$151,593

 /yr
Range: $127K - $167K

$127K

$167K

$127,093 - $167,197 Range

Dow
4.1

Dow

Senior Research Engineer

$118,389

 /yr
Range: $83K - $129K

$83K

$129K

$82,949 - $128,831 Range

Bosch
4

Bosch

Senior Research Engineer

$149,562

 /yr
Range: $133K - $218K

$133K

$218K

$132,928 - $218,214 Range

Air Products
4

Air Products

Senior Research Engineer

$113,444

 /yr
Range: $63K - $120K

$63K

$120K

$63,009 - $119,533 Range

Cleveland Clinic
3.9

Cleveland Clinic

Senior Research Engineer

$65,725

 /yr
Range: $62K - $75K

$62K

$75K

$62,245 - $75,310 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Senior Research Engineer

$119,172

 /yr
Range: $102K - $135K

$102K

$135K

$102,000 - $135,407 Range

Yahoo
4.1

Yahoo

Senior Research Engineer

$153,207

 /yr
Range: $143K - $173K

$143K

$173K

$142,736 - $172,940 Range

Georgia Tech
4.3

Georgia Tech

Senior Research Engineer

$109,748

 /yr
Range: $89K - $158K

$89K

$158K

$88,609 - $158,295 Range

Convergent Science
3.6

Convergent Science

Senior Research Engineer

$109,511

 /yr
Range: $99K - $114K

$99K

$114K

$99,330 - $114,258 Range

Sony Electronics
4.1

Sony Electronics

Senior Research Engineer

$127,988

 /yr
Range: $117K - $143K

$117K

$143K

$116,537 - $143,086 Range

Stanford University

Senior Research Engineer

$155,000

 /yr
Range: $121K - $176K

$121K

$176K

$120,884 - $175,997 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Research Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Research Engineer is $123,068 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Research Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1343 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Research Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Research Engineer in United States is $166,250 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Research Engineer in United States is $91,101 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$140,000
per year
A Senior Research Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$94,000
per year
A Senior R&D Engineer in the Madison, WI Area area reported making $94,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Madison, WI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$108,500
per year
A Sr. R&D Scientist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $108,500 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$125,000
per year
A Senior R&D Scientist in the Albuquerque, NM Area area reported making $125,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Albuquerque, NM Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$155,000
per year
A Senior Research Engineer in the Huntsville, AL Area area reported making $155,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Huntsville, AL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$95,000
per year
A Senior Research Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$138,000
per year
A Senior Research Engineer in the Kennewick, WA Area area reported making $138,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Kennewick, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$95,000
per year
A Senior R&D Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$130,000
per year
A Sr. R&D Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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