Average Research Director Salary

Average Research Director Salary

$103,304
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$64k
MEDIAN
$103k
90%
$163k

The average salary for a Research Director is $103,304

Base Salary
$64k - $163k
Bonus
$2k - $35k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $32k
Commission
$0 - $63k
Total Pay
$64k - $180k
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What Do Research Directors Do?

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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Job Satisfaction for Research Director

4 out of 5
(148)
Highly Satisfied
10Reviews
Based on 148 responses, the job of Research Director has received a job satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5. On average, Research Directors are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Female
61.2%
Male
37.7%
Prefer to self-define
1.1%
This data is based on 459 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

91%

Dental

81%

Vision

71%

None

9%