Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Research Director make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$149,867 / yrTotal Pay
$114,563 / yrBase Pay
$35,305 / yrAdditional Pay

$149,867

 / yr
$90K$253K
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The estimated total pay for a Research Director is $149,867 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $114,563 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 $35,305 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

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$149,867 /yr
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$144,754 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Research Director

Some related job titles are Director of Research Salaries with median pay of $142,281, Market Research Salaries with median pay of $60,058, Market Research Director Salaries with median pay of $149,154, Research Analyst Salaries with median pay of $71,758.

Top Paying Companies

For a Research Director in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Research Director in United States. Employers include CBRE, IDC (International Data Corporation) and Engine.

1
CBRE
$201,968/yr
2
$195,468/yr
3
Engine
$194,353/yr
4
Magid
$193,812/yr
6
LRW
$191,547/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Research Director in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Research Director in United States are Real Estate with a median total pay of $201,968, Information Technology with a median total pay of $192,967, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $182,088, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $170,326, and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $167,381.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$201,968

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$192,967

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$182,088

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$170,326

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$167,381

    2% Lower than other industries

Real Estate

The top paying company in Real Estate for Research Director is CBRE.

CBRECBRE$201,968/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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Total Pay

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Director of Research

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$95,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Director, Research

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$323,000

/yr

$212K | $111K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Director of Research

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$85,000

/yr

$83K | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Research Director

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

$115K | $10K

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Director of Research

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$85,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Director of Research & Evaluation

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Director, Research Compliance

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$188,000

/yr

$178K | $10K

Submitted 3 days ago

10-14 years
3 days ago
Research Director

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

15+ years
3 days ago

Research Director pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Research Director is $114,563 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 837 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Director employees.

The highest salary for a Research Director in United States is $188,811 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Director in United States is $69,512 per year.

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