Institutional Research Specialist Salary

Institutional Research Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $52K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,348 - $81,021
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,226
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$36,348 - $81,021  
   
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$36,233 - $80,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Institutional Research Specialist

Institutional research specialists are responsible for conducting research activities and planning assessment tasks, including administering tests, participating in scheduling, and planning for the organization. These specialists work in an office environment with a personal computer and should be proficient with office software for presentations, word processing, and spreadsheets, as they are also tasked with creating complex reports based on their results.

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Institutional Research Specialist Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Institutional Research Specialist


Institutional Research Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with SQL, Microsoft Excel, and SPSS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 16 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Research Analysis and Database Management & Reporting. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Statistical Analysis, Database Management & Reporting, and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Institutional Research Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $70K.

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Experience Affects Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

SQL
up arrow 34%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

SPSS
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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