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

Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $98K per year, but may range from $62K to $154K per year. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,598 - $139,941
MEDIAN: $98,157

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$59,598 - $139,941  
$705 - $20,125  
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).
$61,569 - $153,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 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: 55% employee benefits None: 2%