How much does a Senior Research Fellow make in the United States? The average Senior Research Fellow salary in the United States is $173,800 as of December 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $155,100 and $200,400. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Senior Research Fellow communicates direction through words or actions to inspire team members to reach goals. Develops the strategy and vision to position a project from inception through completion; creates teams and collaborations that understand the project's direction. Being a Senior Research Fellow requires a Ph.D. in their field of specialty. Also responsible for planning and budgeting. In addition, Senior Research Fellow typically reports to top management. The Senior Research Fellow manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Senior Research Fellow typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021

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