Research Administrator Salary (United States)

A Research Administrator earns an average salary of $56,317 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Clinical Research, Grant Management, Microsoft Access, and Windows Operating System General Use.
Research Administrator Total Pay (?
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$39,912 - $84,153
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MEDIAN: $56,317
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Research Administrator Total Pay (?
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$15.00 - $30.52
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,912 - $84,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
Profit Sharing
$1,186 - $12,500  
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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$38,765 - $84,153  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $30.52  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,186 - $12,500  
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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$38,765 - $84,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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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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Experience Affects Research Administrator Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Research Administrator Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 41%
Grant Management
up arrow 35%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 18%
Budget Management
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$55,000
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 5%
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