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

The average Chemical Research & Development Manager in the United States earns approximately $106K per year. Total cash compensation to Chemical Research & Development Managers ranges from $67K on the lower end to $155K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Men make up the vast majority of Chemical Research & Development Managers (86 percent) who took the survey. The majority of Chemical Research & Development Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$64,775 - $144,619
MEDIAN: $106,146

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$64,775 - $144,619  
$988 - $20,349  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,713  
Total Pay (?
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).
$66,705 - $154,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 2%