Institutional Research Specialist Salary

Institutional Research Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $51K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Institutional Research Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$36,620 - $83,007
$37K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,962
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90%

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$19.03 - $20.50
$20
MEDIAN: $19.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,620 - $83,007  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$36,775 - $82,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.78  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$36,775 - $82,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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


Survey results suggest that Institutional Research Specialists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Research Analysis and SPSS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database Management & Reporting. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know 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
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲74%

▲25%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$50,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Research Analysis
▲40%

SPSS
▲12%



SQL
▲1%

National Average
$50,000


Database Management & Reporting
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 2%