Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary (United States)

The average Pharmaceutical Project Manager in the United States earns approximately $85,287 annually. Compensation starts at $52,827 and can reach $133,804 per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. There are more female Pharmaceutical Project Managers than male, making up 60 percent of individuals in this profession. Work is enjoyable for Pharmaceutical Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary (?
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$52,888 - $121,707
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MEDIAN: $81,815
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Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary (?
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$17.21 - $110.00
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$52,888 - $121,707  
   
Bonus
$1,020 - $16,362  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $25,168  
Total Pay (?
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$52,827 - $133,804  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Hourly Rate
$17.21 - $110.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $102.76  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,020 - $16,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$685 - $25,168  
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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$52,827 - $133,804  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Pharmaceutical Project Managers, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $77K to $84K. Earnings jump to six figures after one to decades in the field, and experienced workers make around $108K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Pharmaceutical Project Managers earning an average of $116K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Philadelphia
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Boston
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National Average
$85,000
Raleigh
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For those looking to make money, Pharmaceutical Project Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Pharmaceutical Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+9 percent). Raleigh is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$85,000
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Clinical Research
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National Average
$85,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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