Pharmaceutical Project Managers in the United States take home an average $85K per year. In the world of Pharmaceutical Project Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $52K and $144K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $24K and $8K, respectively. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Pharmaceutical Project Managers (60 percent) survey participants are women. The majority of Pharmaceutical Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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MEDIAN: $84,710
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,921 - $131,974  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $24,398  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
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$51,929 - $143,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $111.50  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,500 - $24,398  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,946  
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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$51,929 - $143,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $77K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $88K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. Pharmaceutical Project Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $110K.

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Key Stats for Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 25%


National Average
$88,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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