The average salary for a Research Director in Canada is C$84,577.
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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. The research director uses their scientific and technical knowledge to aid team members in their specific tasks, ranging from data collection to data analysis to product design to manufacturing. They must also perform the essential…Read more
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
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).
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