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

Chemical Research & Development Managers in the United States take home approximately $106K per year on average. Cash earnings of Chemical Research & Development Managers can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $73K to almost $154K. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Chemical Research & Development Managers (85 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction for Chemical Research & Development Managers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,384 - $143,989

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$66,384 - $143,989  
$991 - $20,395  
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$72,704 - $153,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Manager, Chemical

Most of the time, a research and development manager in the chemical field is responsible for leading others in various projects for the company. This is mostly an indoor job, and everyone involved will have skills in chemical laboratories and data collection duties.


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

  • 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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


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85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 3%