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Research Department Manager Salary

Research Department Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $68K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Research Department Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,759 - $118,140
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,780
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$42,878 - $121,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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 typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Data Analysis, Budget Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management. Employees educated in Data Analysis are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Department Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $103K on average.

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Experience Affects Research Department Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Research Department Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

People Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 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
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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