Research Department Manager Salary

The average Research Department Manager in the United States earns approximately $74K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Most Research Department Managers survey respondents are women (74 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,573 - $138,873
$50K
$74K
$140K
MEDIAN: $73,731
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$9.38 - $23.50
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MEDIAN: $19.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,573 - $138,873  
   
Bonus
$1,993 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$37,818 - $147,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.90  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,993 - $24,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$37,818 - $147,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
53%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Research Department Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲126%

▲91%

National Average
$64,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Research Department Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲7%

Data Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$64,000


People Management
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
53%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 22%
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