Pharmaceutical Project Managers in the United States pull down an average of $84K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women make up a slight majority of Pharmaceutical Project Managers (57 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,837 - $130,358
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$52K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,979
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$23.56 - $77.28
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$24
$40
$77
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,837 - $130,358  
   
Bonus
$1,487 - $20,729  
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$53,304 - $142,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$23.56 - $77.28  
   
Overtime
$52.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,487 - $20,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
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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$53,304 - $142,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals

A pharmaceuticals project manager is in charge of overseeing new products and/or new iterations of existing products within their company. They manage a project from conception to completion, assembling teams, assigning tasks and determining target completion dates for the project's different stages.

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Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Tasks

  • Create reports on status, final deliverables, and challenges for clients, management, and regulatory bodies.
  • Manage timelines, budget, and risks for each assigned project.
  • Interact with clients to identify requirements and specify project plans, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Manage data, documentation and error or problem reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals

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


Pharmaceutical Project Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $78K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $102K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $111K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 26%


National Average
$87,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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