Research Director Salary

The average salary for a Research Director is $102,309 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Product Development and Clinical Research.

$62,182 - $165,387
$62K
$100K
$170K
MEDIAN: $103,217
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50%
90%

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$13.47 - $50.67
$13
$31
$51
MEDIAN: $30.52
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$0$187K
Salary $62,182 - $165,387
Bonus $971 - $35,474
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$61,959 - $187,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 501
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.47 - $50.67
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $46.50
Annual Data $0$187K
Bonus $971 - $35,474
Commission $13,000
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$61,959 - $187,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 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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Popular Skills for Research Director

Pay by Experience Level for Research Director

Pay by Experience for a Research Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 86 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Research Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 260 salaries. A Research Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 106 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,393

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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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 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Research Director Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

National Average
$106,000

▼5%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Research Director Salaries

Product Development
▲30%



Client Interaction
▲1%

National Average
$106,000

Market Research
▼1%





Proposal Writing
▼19%

Budget Management
▼29%

Technical Writing
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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