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Research Administrator Salary

A Research Administrator earns an average salary of $59,253 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Grant Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$41,026 - $88,342
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$41K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,253
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$14.29 - $30.86
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$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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Salary
$41,026 - $88,342  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
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$39,139 - $87,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $30.86  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $34.63  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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).
)
$39,139 - $87,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Research Administrator

Research administrators are a vital component in the educational and research operation of colleges and universities. Research administrators assess availability of funding for a research project while working with researchers to determine how best to prepare and present their proposals. Once a research administrator has determined that a proposal is acceptable and approves it, they then take on the legal responsibilities that this entails. These legal responsibilities include having to negotiate contracts with researchers for their research as well as taking care of intellectual property.

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Research Administrator Tasks

  • Oversee the administration and budgeting of research grant funds, and ensure compliance with grant conditions and regulations.
  • Keep the principle investigator updated on grant information, help interpret grant requirements and policies, and ensure timely submission of paperwork.
  • Assist the principle investigator with compiling, formatting, and finalizing project proposals to submit to grant programs.

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

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Experience Affects Research Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%



National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Research Administrator Salaries

Grant Management
up arrow 28%

Federal Grants
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%