Research & Development (R&D) Manager, Chemical Salary

Earnings for Chemical Research & Development Managers in the United States come in at around $101K annually on average. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K each, total incomes of Chemical Research & Development Managers generally range from $66K to $149K depending on individual performance. Men account for the majority of Chemical Research & Development Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chemical Research & Development Managers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,444 - $139,384
MEDIAN: $101,023

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$63,444 - $139,384  
$993 - $19,956  
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$-0.50 - $20,713  
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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).
$66,358 - $149,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Manager, Chemical

  • Ensure experiment data is properly recorded and observations are accurately recorded, verified, and reported.
  • Ensure that all tests and experiments are conducted in accordance with the test protocols and company procedures.
  • Lead the development and design of experiments and supervise the implementation of research projects.

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%