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Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D) Salary

A Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D) earns an average salary of $100,597 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management and Project Management. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$54,525 - $155,426
(Median)
$55K
$100K
$160K
MEDIAN: $100,596
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$11.74 - $39.15
(Median)
$12
$17
$39
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$54,525 - $155,426  
   
Bonus
$7.93 - $29,149  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,433 - $168,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$23.51 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$7.93 - $29,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$47,433 - $168,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D)

A research and development (R&D) department manager typically works under the direction of company executives and in coordination with other department managers. They oversee people, projects, and resources in the R&D department, helping translate organizational vision into actionable tasks; project ideas may come from the marketing research department, company directors, project team members, and past projects.

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Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D) Tasks

  • Provide technical oversight and manage a group of employees or team.
  • Design and execute plans to improve current products and create new ones based on market research.
  • Lead, plan, develop, and implement new processes in research and development.

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Pay by Experience Level for Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$104,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 45%

Skills That Affect Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D) Salaries

People Management
up arrow 17%


National Average
$104,000

Product Development
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%
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