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

Over one-half of Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $61K to $152K per year, but median earnings come to around $99K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$59,516 - $137,186
MEDIAN: $98,756

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$59,516 - $137,186  
$702 - $19,967  
Profit Sharing
$1,952 - $7,500  
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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).
$61,431 - $151,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 2%