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

Pay for Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $100K annually. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$74,268 - $118,899
$100K
MEDIAN: $100,000
50%

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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
20 %
Male
80 %
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$102,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None:
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