Research Administrator Salary

The average salary for a Research Administrator is $59,851 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Grant Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$42,455 - $87,197
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$87K
MEDIAN: $59,850
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$15.00 - $31.15
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,455 - $87,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
Total Pay (?
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$40,130 - $86,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
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Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $31.15  
   
Overtime
$24.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$40,130 - $86,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Research Administrator

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,804

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 42%



National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Research Administrator Salaries

Grant Management
up arrow 26%

Budgeting
up arrow 9%

Federal Grants
up arrow 7%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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