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Research Director Salary

The average pay for a Research Director is $86,181 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Client Interaction and People Management. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$49,965 - $150,202
(Median)
$50K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $86,181
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50%
90%

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$11.03 - $60.40
(Median)
$11
$37
$60
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,965 - $150,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,677  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $25,183  
Commission
$10,000 - $20,000  
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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$49,495 - $160,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$15.85 - $42.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,677  
   
Commission
$10,000 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $25,183  
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).
)
$49,495 - $160,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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.

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Experience Affects Research Director Salaries



National Average
$88,000



Skills That Affect Research Director Salaries

Client Interaction
up arrow 22%

People Management
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$88,000

Market Research
up arrow 2%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 3%

Clinical Research
up arrow 5%




Budget Management
up arrow 14%

Technical Writing
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%