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Research & Development (R&D) Director, Pharmaceuticals Salary

A Research & Development (R&D) Director, Pharmaceuticals earns an average salary of $137,316 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$93,005 - $164,912
MEDIAN: $137,315

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$93,005 - $164,912  
$4,966 - $34,082  
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$95,910 - $182,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Director, Pharmaceuticals

  • Motivate, develop, and train staff to reach desired production and quality goals.
  • Track, analyze, and control costs, schedule, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with quality control to ensure the appropriate product is produced.
  • Drive product development from concept to final launch, including technical and process details.
  • Develop relationships with experts in academia, industry, and the government to further innovation.

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


39 %
61 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%