Institutional Research Specialist Salary

Institutional Research Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Institutional Research Specialists is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,830 - $80,952
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $51,373
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$36,830 - $80,952  
   
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$786 - $2,035  
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$36,485 - $80,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, SPSS, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Research Analysis, Database Management & Reporting, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Institutional Research Specialist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $54K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. Institutional Research Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $70K.

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Experience Affects Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Institutional Research Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Statistical Analysis
0%

National Average
$51,000

SPSS
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 1%
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