Institutional Research Specialist Salary

For Institutional Research Specialists, annual average wages total $52K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Institutional Research Specialists survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most Institutional Research Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$37,875 - $85,113
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$0$85K
Salary $37,875 - $85,113
Bonus $1,100
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$37,436 - $83,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $16.00 - $23.84
Overtime $36.00
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $1,100
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,436 - $83,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Institutional Research Specialist

Institutional research specialists are responsible for managing institutional research programs at colleges and universities, as well as providing leadership for all facets of campus operations within the program. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to solve problems quickly, and familiarity with data programs and spreadsheets is also necessary for data-manipulation.

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Institutional Research Specialist Tasks

  • Manage, collect and analyze data from internal sources.
  • Maintain and update database.
  • Develop and perform statistical research and surveys.
  • Write data and analysis findings for internal and external circulation.
  • Manage and coordinate research projects, including developing data collection methods.

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Popular Skills for Institutional Research Specialist


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Research Analysis and SPSS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Database Management & Reporting. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in Statistical Analysis, Database Management & Reporting, and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Institutional Research Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Institutional Research Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Institutional Research Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Institutional Research Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Institutional Research Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 24 salaries. An Institutional Research Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Institutional Research Specialist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲72%

▲23%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$51,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Research Analysis
▲38%

SPSS
▲11%



National Average
$51,000

SQL
▼1%


Database Management & Reporting
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%
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