Research Director Salary

The average pay for a Research Director is $92,303 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are People Management and Client Interaction. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$52,558 - $150,782
(Median)
$53K
$92K
$150K
MEDIAN: $92,302
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$11.33 - $83.53
(Median)
$11
$39
$84
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,558 - $150,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $26,179  
Commission
$11,792  
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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$52,259 - $164,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 884
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $83.53  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,913  
   
Commission
$11,792  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $26,179  
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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$52,259 - $164,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Research Director

A research director oversees an organization's research and development department. The research director drives team members to use the scientific method to push the boundaries of human knowledge and develop new technologies that expand the frontier of an industry.

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Research Director Tasks

  • Design methods for evaluating the effectiveness of research programs.
  • Oversee the operation of laboratories and research sites and ensure compliance with institutional and government regulations.
  • Developing research objectives and writing proposals.
  • Manage the research budget and the allocation of funds.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Director

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,767

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Experience Affects Research Director Salaries



National Average
$97,000



Skills That Affect Research Director Salaries


Client Interaction
up arrow 12%

Clinical Research
up arrow 5%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$97,000




Proposal Writing
up arrow 11%


Budget Management
up arrow 21%

Technical Writing
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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