Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Pharmaceutical Project Managers in the United States can expect wages of $85K annually on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $54K and $135K per year. In the world of Pharmaceutical Project Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $54K and $135K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $17K and $10K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Pharmaceutical Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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Pharmaceutical Project Managers report a focused set of job 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.


Pharmaceutical Project Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $77K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $87K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $109K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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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