Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Pharmaceutical Project Managers in the United States take home an average $85K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $54K and $135K per year. Final cash compensation to Pharmaceutical Project Managers varies from around $54K to approximately $135K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $17K and $10K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pharmaceutical Project Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$53,688 - $124,954
(Median)
$54K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,236
10%
50%
90%

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$23.68 - $81.09
(Median)
$24
$40
$81
MEDIAN: $39.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,688 - $124,954  
   
Bonus
$998 - $16,593  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,193  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$54,312 - $135,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$23.68 - $81.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $104.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$998 - $16,593  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,193  
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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$54,312 - $135,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Survey takers who work as Pharmaceutical Project Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $77K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $87K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $109K on average. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $123K.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 23%


National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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