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

Slightly more than half of Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $63K to $152K per year, and the average comes out to $99K per year. Most Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$60,321 - $137,186

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$702 - $19,967  
Profit Sharing
$1,952 - $7,500  
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$63,193 - $151,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 2%
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