Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary

For Pharmaceutical Project Managers, yearly average wages total $85K annually. Pay generally varies between $56K and $134K per year. 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 $56K and $134K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Pharmaceutical Project Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,539 - $122,845

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$23.75 - $81.70

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,539 - $122,845  
   
Bonus
$1,013 - $19,100  
Profit Sharing
$679 - $10,380  
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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$55,737 - $134,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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
$1,013 - $19,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$679 - $10,380  
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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$55,737 - $134,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Pharmaceutical Project Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 7 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 $74K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $85K on average. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $111K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $119K.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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 46 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
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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