A Research Administrator earns an average salary of $60,840 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$43,935 - $85,745
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$44K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,840
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$15.46 - $35.87
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,935 - $85,745  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,404  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$40,735 - $85,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $35.87  
   
Overtime
$25.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $4,404  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$40,735 - $85,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Research Administrator

Research administrators are responsible for supporting the research departments of educational institutions and non-profit organizations, among other businesses. They help their research departments to obtain funding by identifying funding sources and prepare the necessary forms and proposals to request funding, as well as disperse this funding to particular parties in need.

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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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National Average: $59,938

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What is it like working as a Research Administrator?

Research Administrator in Boston:
Pros: 1. Every day is different and brings new challenges; 2. Casual environment; 3. Many opportunities to learn new skill sets.
Cons: Lack of uniform policies and procedures throughout the university.

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Experience Affects Research Administrator Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Research Administrator Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 7%

Budget Management
up arrow 6%

Grant Management
up arrow 4%

Federal Grants
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Microsoft Access
0%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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