Research Department Manager Salary

Pay for Research Department Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $69K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$44,851 - $118,378
(Median)
$45K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $68,546
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$42,852 - $122,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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

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

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Survey takers who work as Research Department Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Data Analysis, Budget Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. Data Analysis and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Department Manager

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


Research Department Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $53K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $106K.

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Experience Affects Research Department Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Research Department Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 16%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

People Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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