Average Research Director Salary in Canada

C$84,577
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$7,000
Bonus
C$5,000
Commission
C$2,500
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The average salary for a Research Director in Canada is C$84,577.
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C$65k
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C$85k
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C$116k
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MEDIAN C$84,577
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Salary
C$65k - C$116k
Bonus
C$2k - C$20k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$3k
Commission
C$3k - C$25k
Total Pay
C$65k - C$123k

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Job Description for Research Director

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.

Career Paths

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Research Director
Principal Scientist
Vice President (VP) of Research
Data Scientist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Research Director

Skills in Market Research, People Management and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Director

An early career Research Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$80,605 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Research Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$83,326 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Research Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$89,017 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$102,108.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Research Director in their job title in London, Ontario earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (12.9% more) and Toronto, Ontario (2.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 81 survey responses.
Early Career
9.9%
Mid Career
37.0%
Experienced
39.5%
Late Career
13.6%