How much does an Institutional Research Director make in the United States? The average Institutional Research Director salary in the United States is $108,358 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $87,635 and $132,015. 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. 

Institutional Research Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Institutional Research Director Salary $68,768 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Institutional Research Director Salary $87,635 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Institutional Research Director Salary $108,358 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Institutional Research Director Salary $132,015 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Institutional Research Director Salary $153,554 US March 26, 2024
25% $87,635 10% $68,768 90% $153,554 75% $132,015 $108,358 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Planning: An act or process of making or carrying out plans. Establishment of goals, policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit city planning business planning.


Economics: Economics is a social science that focuses on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, and analyzes the choices that individuals, businesses, governments, and nations make to allocate resources.


Legal Documents: Legal document means any document affecting the legal rights of any person including, but not limited to, any deed, mortgage, will, trust instrument, contract or any document filed in any court, quasi-judicial or administrative tribunal.

Planning 9.13%
Economics 1.59%
Legal Documents 0.79%
Others 88.49%

Job Description for Institutional Research Director

Institutional Research Director directs and oversees institutional research and studies for a university/college. Designs and leads institutional research studies evaluating the effectiveness of the organization's programs and policies. Being an Institutional Research Director manages data collection and analysis and oversees the formulation of research reports. May require an advanced degree. Additionally, Institutional Research Director typically reports to a head of a department. The Institutional Research Director 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. To be an Institutional Research Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Institutional Research Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Institutional Research Director, the highest Institutional Research Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Institutional Research Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Institutional Research Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Institutional Research Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
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