The average pay for a Research Director is $100,773 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Product Development and Clinical Research. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$60,324 - $164,149
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MEDIAN: $100,772
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$12.51 - $73.08
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$60,324 - $164,149  
   
Bonus
$613 - $35,335  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Commission
$13,000  
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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$60,324 - $182,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 512
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $73.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$46.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$613 - $35,335  
   
Commission
$13,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$60,324 - $182,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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: $103,213

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Experience Affects Research Director Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Research Director Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 34%



Client Interaction
up arrow 5%

National Average
$103,000

Market Research
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 4%




Proposal Writing
up arrow 17%

Budget Management
up arrow 26%

Technical Writing
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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