Pay for Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $98K per year. Most Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$85,000 - $115,238
$98K
MEDIAN: $98,453
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$98,453  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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$49,163 - $152,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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

A research & development (R&D) manager for pharmaceuticals supervises the work of teams developing new drugs and/or improving existing drugs. The R&D manager carefully directs team members in working toward various research goals, as well as compiling data regarding the team's findings. As the manager, this person typically uses this data to issue progress reports to a director or vice president of R&D; these reports help the company accurately forecast when theoretical research or trials may result in practical application in marketable drug therapies. It also allows the manager and the executives to whom he or she reports to direct or refocus research as needed.

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Key Stats for Research & Development (R&D) Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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