Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Median pay for Pharmaceutical Project Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $85K per year. Compensation ranges from $55K on the lower end to $135K per year on the higher end. In the world of Pharmaceutical Project Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $55K and $135K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Pharmaceutical Project Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Pharmaceutical Project Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,070 - $122,836
(Median)
$55K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,581
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$23.75 - $81.70
(Median)
$24
$39
$82
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,070 - $122,836  
   
Bonus
$1,018 - $19,244  
Profit Sharing
$682 - $10,351  
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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$55,339 - $135,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$23.75 - $81.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $104.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,018 - $19,244  
   
Profit Sharing
$682 - $10,351  
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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$55,339 - $135,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical project managers oversee the development of new medicines or medical equipment. They must be well organized and able to handle working with several different groups of people. They work with the engineers who create the medicines and medical equipment, the doctors who run pharmaceutical trials and the clinical researchers who compile all of the findings in medical trials. They manage these groups collectively to make sure that development is running smoothly and on time. They sometimes must make the difficult decision to stop development and trials if the medicine or medical equipment is causing too many negative effects such as permanent injury or death.

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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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Professional skills reported by Pharmaceutical Project Managers are few in number. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $73K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $85K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $110K on average. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $117K on average.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 24%


National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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