The average pay for a Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D) is $95,511 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management and Product Development.

$41,361 - $151,521
(Median)
$41K
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MEDIAN: $95,511
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$41,361 - $151,521  
   
Bonus
$750 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
Total Pay (?
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$38,022 - $159,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$16.53  
   
Overtime
$27.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$750 - $25,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
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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$38,022 - $159,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 53%

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

People Management
up arrow 53%


National Average
$92,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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