Research Director

Research Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$97,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$97,000
Median 50%
$161,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
State of Indiana
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a research director make?
Research Directors in America make, on average, $97,487 a year or $46.87 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $161,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $58,000 per year. Real Estate companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Research Director salaries are California, Washington, Delaware, New Jersey, and Oregon. The typical tenure for a Research Director is 3.5 years.
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Average Research Director Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Research Director makes. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Research Directors are Real Estate companies and Professional companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Research Directors are State of Indiana and National Institute For Fitness and Sport. If you can find a job at a company like Facebook or Gartner, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Research Directors.

Average Research Director Salary By Location

As a Research Director in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $97,487 per year or $46.87 per hour. Working in Menlo Park, CA as a Research Director will pay you the highest wages at around $150,186 per year. Even an entry-level Research Director makes $81,000 per year in Menlo Park, CA. Some of the states with the best Research Director salaries are California, Washington, Delaware, New Jersey, Oregon, New York, and Minnesota. Indiana, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and West Virginia have the lowest reported salaries for Research Directors.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Menlo Park, CA
$150,186
2
Seattle, WA
$123,802
3
Ewing, NJ
$117,661
4
Dallas, TX
$114,190
5
New York, NY
$112,552

Recently Added Research Director Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Research Director
01/30/2020
$85,000
University of California
Research Director
01/28/2020
$63,900
State of Indiana
Research Director
01/25/2020
$40,702
UNC Department of Public Safety
Research Director
12/21/2019
$64,500
City of Charleston
Research Director
12/20/2019
$77,764
The Ohio State University
Research Director
12/12/2019
$80,000
University of California
Research Director
12/08/2019
$63,900
Ohio State University
Research Director
12/07/2019
$80,000
University of Pennsylvania
Research Director
12/03/2019
$88,861
The City of Los Angeles
Research Director
11/28/2019
$68,695
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