$61,153
Avg. Salary
$22.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$979

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Research Administrator is $22.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Research Administrator is $61,153 per year.

$16.96
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$22.00
50%
$33.43
90%
MEDIAN $22.00
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50%
$86k
90%
MEDIAN $61,153
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$0$85K
Salary $44,211 - $85,524
Bonus $0.00 - $3,109
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$41,349 - $84,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 464
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $16.96 - $33.43
Overtime $29.48
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,109
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$41,349 - $84,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

Job Description for Research Administrator

Research administrators are responsible for supporting the research departments of educational institutions and non-profit organizations, among other businesses. They help their research departments to obtain funding by identifying funding sources and prepare the necessary forms and proposals to request funding, as well as disperse this funding to particular parties in need.

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Research Administrator Tasks
  • Assist the principle investigator with compiling, formatting, and finalizing project proposals to submit to grant programs.
  • Keep the principle investigator updated on grant information, help interpret grant requirements and policies, and ensure timely submission of paperwork.
  • Oversee the administration and budgeting of research grant funds, and ensure compliance with grant conditions and regulations.

Research Administrator Pay By Employer

$0$74K

$70,266

$71,120

Research Administrator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Research Administrator


Research Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Budgeting, Federal Grants, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Research Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Research Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 85 salaries. A Research Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

-1%

-19%

National Average: $60,323

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

For Research Administrators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Research Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+27 percent), Palo Alto (+26 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). Research Administrators in Rochester report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 24 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (18 percent lower) and Tampa (16 percent lower).

Research Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Research Administrator?

Research Administrator in Louisville:
Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, career path, stress levels, perks and valuable skills associated with this job.

Research Administrator in Boston:
Pros: 1. Every day is different and brings new challenges; 2. Casual environment; 3. Many opportunities to learn new skill sets.
Cons: Lack of uniform policies and procedures throughout the university.

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Key Stats for Research Administrator

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Research Administrator Salaries

▲37%

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$60,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Research Administrator Salaries

Budget Management
▲7%

Budgeting
▲6%

Federal Grants
▲5%







National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 5%