Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) claimants often wonder — and rightfully so — about how much of their claim return goes into the pockets of SR&ED consultants. Furthermore, claimants are also curious about the annual salary of consultants, be they technical writers, file managers, etc.
This week, we’ve rounded up five SR&ED consultant job postings to compare average salary amounts in this sector.
Disclaimers: It should be noted that these salaries reflect various experience levels and job descriptions. Furthermore, these salaries do not necessarily reflect SR&ED consultant salaries on a larger scale. Lastly, these job postings/salaries are accessible online as of December 26, 2014, but hyperlinks or postings may eventually expire.
SR&ED Consultant Salaries on Glassdoor.com
- Senior SR&ED Management Consultant @ Alma Consulting Group (Quebec)
Salary = $77k/year
- Manager, Senior SR&ED Technology Advisor @ PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
Salary = $92k/year
- Senior SR&ED Consultant @ BDO Canada
Salary = $48k/year
SR&ED Job Postings/Salaries on Additional Job Websites
- SR&ED Consultant / Technical Writer in Ontario (posting no longer available as of April 2013)
Salary = $55-70k/year
- SR&ED Technical (IT) Senior Manager in British Columbia (posting no longer available as of May 2014)
Salary = $120-170k/year
Final Thoughts and Further Reading
By averaging the five salaries listed above (including the mean value of salaries listed as a range i.e. $55k-70k = $62.5k/year), the SR&ED consultants in these specific job postings would have an average annual salary of roughly $85k. However, despite there being a number of listings for positions at SR&ED consultant firms, very few postings listed salary amounts — most were commensurate with experience and qualifications.
If you’re looking for more information and analysis about what SR&ED consultants charge for their services and about general attitudes regarding SR&ED consultants and contingency-based fees for SR&ED claim preparation, please see the following SREDucation.ca posts: Department of Finance SR&ED Consultant Study: Follow-Up and Analysis and How Much do SR&ED Consultants Charge? (Key Questions and Comparisons).