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Institutional Research Specialist Salary

The average Institutional Research Specialist in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Institutional Research Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Institutional Research Specialists making up 73 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$38,835 - $82,314
MEDIAN: $50,486

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$38,835 - $82,314  
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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).
$38,124 - $81,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Institutional Research Specialist

  • 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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Institutional Research Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Research Analysis.

Institutional Research Specialist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Institutional Research Specialist in Providence:
"Clear Sailing."
You will be working with a fine group of people and will have many opportunities to develop and master new skills. Build new friends and allies; strengthen the relationships you already have. Seek out a mentor to help you through your first year. If you receive contradictory and/or baffling requests from the senior administration, take heart: it's not you who is crazy.

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Experience Affects Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Statistical Analysis
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National Average

Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


73 %
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 2%