Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers in the United States take home an average $95K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$71,971 - $119,345
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$72K
$95K
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$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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$80,373 - $136,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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
$97,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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