Research Department Manager Salary

For Research Department Managers, annual average wages total $76K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Research Department Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Research Department Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,335 - $146,500
$50K
$76K
$150K
MEDIAN: $75,875
10%
50%
90%

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$15.37 - $26.00
$21
MEDIAN: $20.52
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$0$158K
Salary $50,335 - $146,500
Bonus $2,035 - $25,434
Total Pay (?
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$41,114 - $158,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $20.52
Annual Data $0$158K
Bonus $2,035 - $25,434
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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$41,114 - $158,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Research Department Manager

Positions as a research department manager are available in a wide variety of industries and businesses, as many large companies conduct internal research for products and services on a regular basis. This will include everything from basic non-tech companies to highly-advanced industries such as medicine or electronics. Because of this variety, the required experience often depends on the particular job, but many require specific knowledge of the industry to succeed in this role.

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Research Department Manager Tasks

  • Write plans for and direct research and development, including goals and metrics.
  • Hire, train, mentor, discipline, and terminate staff.
  • Manage data capture processes, setting standards and auditing procedures.
  • Analyze and report on initiatives, budget, strategies, and research.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Department Manager

Pay by Experience for a Research Department Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Department Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Department Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Research Department Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 12 salaries. A Research Department Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Research Department Manager

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
48%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Research Department Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲114%

▲81%

National Average
$68,000

▼7%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Research Department Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲1%

National Average
$68,000

Data Analysis
▼4%


People Management
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
48%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%
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