A Research Director in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $100,000 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Data Analysis and People Management.

$30,913 - $159,382
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$2,013 - $39,732  
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$30,913 - $183,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Experience Affects Research Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Research Director Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 60%

People Management
up arrow 15%

Market Research
0%

National Average
$100,000

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Research Analysis
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None:
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