The average pay for a Research Director is $101,649 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.

$60,157 - $163,983
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MEDIAN: $101,649
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$12.37 - $83.53
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$60,157 - $163,983  
   
Bonus
$906 - $35,236  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$60,236 - $184,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 501
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $83.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$61.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$906 - $35,236  
   
Commission
$13,000  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$60,236 - $184,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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

  • Developing research objectives and writing proposals.
  • Manage the research budget and the allocation of funds.
  • 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.

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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: $104,322

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Key Stats for Research Director

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Research Director Salaries



National Average
$104,000



Skills That Affect Research Director Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 32%



Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

National Average
$104,000





Proposal Writing
up arrow 18%


Budget Management
up arrow 27%

Technical Writing
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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