Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Research Director is $103,304
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research Directors?
An entry-level Research Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Research Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,421 based on 99 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Research Directors Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.