Think Tank Survey


National Think Tank Compensation Survey

The 15th edition of the only survey in the U.S. that reports on compensation and benefits data specifically for Think Tank and Research organizations that focus on academic level research in public policy, international relations and foreign policy.

The survey includes a comprehensive job section with over 70 jobs that are specific to Think Tanks and Research Organizations.  There is also a detailed “Compensation Policies” Section and a “Benefits and Employer Practices” Section. Forty-six organizations participated in the 2020 National Think Tank  Compensation Survey and reported data on over 7,000 incumbents. These organizations represent over 14,000 active employees. Reported research jobs include:

  • Research Operations Manger
  • Economics Policy Researcher IV
  • Grants Writer
  • Info Graphics Specialist
  • Copy Editor