Research Leader Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$89,000
$59,000
$89,000
$132,000
Research Leaders in the United States make an average salary of $89,172 per year or $42.87 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $60,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $132,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, Texas, and New York provide the highest Research Leader salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Nutley, NJ
$117,698
Houston, TX
$117,631
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Map of Research Leader Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Research Leaders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Research Leader Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New Jersey, Maine and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Research Leaders. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Florida, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
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Average Salary

Average Research Leader Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Research Leader, working for Morgan Stanley or JPMorgan Chase might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Google and eBay report highly competitive salaries for Research Leaders.
Company
Average Salary
$129,383
$129k
$128,134
$128k
$127,508
$128k
$125,211
$125k
$121,540
$122k
$118,754
$119k
$118,058
$118k

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Average Research Leader Pay By Industry

Research Leader salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Technology, Pharmaceutical, and Health Care companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Research Leader can make a yearly salary of $104,269 while working for Technology companies. All the while, other Research Leaders are making $98,623 at Pharmaceutical companies and $91,409 at Health Care companies. One industry Research Leaders may want to avoid is the Education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $78,349.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$104,269
$104k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$98,623
$99k
Health Care
Health Care
$91,409
$91k
Finance
Finance
$90,567
$91k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$88,562
$89k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$85,871
$86k
Education
Education
$78,349
$78k

Research Leader Salary History

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Research Leader Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Research Leader can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Research Leader Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
UX Research Lead
UX Research Lead
06/12/2020
06/12/2020
$100,000
$100,000
06/12/2020
Colorado State
Colorado State
Lead Equity Researcher (Grant-Funded, Contingent Upon Continued Funding)
Lead Equity Researcher (Grant-Funded, Contingent Upon Continued Funding)
Lead Equity Researcher (Grant-Funded, Contingent Upon Continued Funding)
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$48,439
$48,439
03/19/2020
Research Leader
Research Leader
01/10/2020
01/10/2020
$65,000
$65,000
01/10/2020
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Research Leader
Research Leader
Research Leader
10/20/2019
10/20/2019
$80,000
$80,000
10/20/2019
Research Leader
Research Leader
10/11/2019
10/11/2019
$63,852
$63,852
10/11/2019
Research Leader
Research Leader
10/03/2019
10/03/2019
$62,000
$62,000
10/03/2019
UATC, LLC
UATC, LLC
Transportation Research Lead
Transportation Research Lead
Transportation Research Lead
09/03/2019
09/03/2019
$178,289
$178,289
09/03/2019
SR Software R&D Development Lead-Cloud Point of Sale
SR Software R&D Development Lead-Cloud Point of Sale
08/28/2019
08/28/2019
$128,000
$128,000
08/28/2019
User Research Lead
User Research Lead
08/27/2019
08/27/2019
$161,000
$161,000
08/27/2019
Research Leader
Research Leader
08/23/2019
08/23/2019
$90,000
$90,000
08/23/2019