Research Department Manager Salary

For Research Department Managers, annual average wages total $76K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Research Department Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Research Department Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,275 - $145,164
$41K
$67K
$150K
MEDIAN: $66,815
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50%
90%

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$10.81 - $20.94
$18
MEDIAN: $17.68
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$0$145K
Salary $41,275 - $145,164
Bonus $1,030 - $24,240
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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$35,038 - $97,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $17.68
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $1,030 - $24,240
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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$35,038 - $97,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Research Department Manager

Positions as a research department manager are available in a wide variety of industries and businesses, as many large companies conduct internal research for products and services on a regular basis. This will include everything from basic non-tech companies to highly-advanced industries such as medicine or electronics. Because of this variety, the required experience often depends on the particular job, but many require specific knowledge of the industry to succeed in this role.

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Research Department Manager Tasks

  • Write plans for and direct research and development, including goals and metrics.
  • Hire, train, mentor, discipline, and terminate staff.
  • Manage data capture processes, setting standards and auditing procedures.
  • Analyze and report on initiatives, budget, strategies, and research.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Department Manager

Pay by Experience for a Research Department Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Department Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Department Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Research Department Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 12 salaries. A Research Department Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Research Department Manager

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Research Department Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲128%

▲92%

National Average
$64,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Research Department Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲7%

Data Analysis
▲2%

National Average
$64,000


People Management
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%