Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Director of Research make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$142,135 / yrTotal Pay
$111,849 / yrBase Pay
$30,286 / yrAdditional Pay

$142,135

 / yr
$83K$248K
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The estimated total pay for a Director of Research is $142,135 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $111,849 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $30,286 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Research Director

$149,944 /yr
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$144,646 /yr
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Market Research Director Salaries with median pay of $149,346, Clinical Research Manager Salaries with median pay of $97,181, Director, Clinical Research Salaries with median pay of $143,075, Market Research Salaries with median pay of $75,986.

Top Paying Companies

For a Director Of Research in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Director Of Research in United States. Employers include Samsung Research America, Heap and Thomson Reuters.

1
Samsung Research America
$282,122/yr
2
Heap
$250,993/yr
4
AAMC
$183,686/yr
5
GLG
$180,130/yr
9
Dynata
$155,767/yr
10
ASPCA
$121,569/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Director Of Research in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Director Of Research in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $250,993, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $178,688, Healthcare with a median total pay of $175,635, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $167,949, and Nonprofit & NGO with a median total pay of $121,569.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$250,993

    28% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$178,688

    1% Lower than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$175,635

    3% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$167,949

    7% Lower than other industries

  • Nonprofit & NGONonprofit & NGO$121,569

    48% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Director Of Research are Samsung Research America, Heap, and Thomson Reuters.

Samsung Research AmericaSamsung Research America$282,122/yr
HeapHeap$250,993/yr
Thomson ReutersThomson Reuters$228,017/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

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Research Director

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Director of Research

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$136,250

/yr

$131K | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Research Director

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$162,000

/yr

$150K | $12K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Director of Research

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$70,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Research Director

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$215,000

/yr

$190K | $25K

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Research Director

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$114,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Research Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$190,000

/yr

$173K | $17K

Submitted 2 days ago

10-14 years
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Director of Research pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Director of Research is $111,849 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Director of Research salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 306 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Director of Research employees.

The highest salary for a Director of Research in United States is $192,449 per year.

The lowest salary for a Director of Research in United States is $65,005 per year.

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