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Researcher Salary

$68,064 (USD)

Average Salary

$33/hr

Average Hourly

$1,457

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Researcher is $68,064 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Researcher is between $49,162 and $83,715. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Researcher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Researches a variety of areas, such as new or existing products, science, social science, law, or medicine.
  • Analyzes verbal or statistical data to prepare reports and studies for use by professional workers.
  • Develops plans for project or studies guidelines for project prepared by professional staff member to outline research and/or development procedures to be followed.
  • Plans schedule according to variety of methods to be used, availability and quantity of resources, and number of subordinate personnel assigned to participate in project.
Researcher Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other

Job family population: 35,530

Estimated population of Researcher jobs: 2,120

Rate of error: 2.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$78,905
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Researcher Job Listings for United States

Foresight Researcher
Dec 7
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Vision Foresight Strategy LLC
Our services include original futures research and analysis, facilitated workshops, and foresight training. We serve clients around the world in areas such as education, health, and conflict and ...
Investigative Researcher
Dec 10
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Diligence International Group LLC
Diligence International Group, LLC ("DIG") is a leading due diligence and research agency servicing Fortune 500 financial services firms, specializing in mitigating risk and investigating potentially ...
Senior Researcher
Dec 3
Washington, DC, USA
Accountable.US
Senior Researcher Location: Washington, D.C. Status: Exempt; Full Time Reports to: Accountable.US Research Director Position Summary: Launched in 2019, Accountable.US is a nonpartisan watchdog group ...
Senior Policy Researcher (Specialist) UC Berkeley Labor Center
Nov 18
Berkeley, CA, USA
University of California Berkeley
Senior Policy Researcher (Specialist) - UC Berkeley Labor Center - Institute for Research on Labor and Employment The UC Berkeley Labor Center, at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment ...
Mixed Methods Researcher
Nov 15
Seattle, Washington, USA
Amazon Corporate LLC
We conduct research and analyses on opportunities and successes for the business, and develop products that amplify the voice of our candidates. We are seeking a mixed-methods researcher with deep ...

The average pay for a Researcher is $68,064 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Researcher is between $49,162 and $83,715. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Researcher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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