Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salary (United States)

A Research & Development (R&D) Manager earns an average salary of $93,001 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Research & Development (R&D) Manager Total Pay (?
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$50,683 - $135,440
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MEDIAN: $93,000
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Research & Development (R&D) Manager Total Pay (?
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$10.23 - $32.13
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,683 - $135,440  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $19,494  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $12,159  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,139  
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).
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$49,092 - $148,716  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 935
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $32.13  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$400.00 - $19,494  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $12,159  
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).
)
$49,092 - $148,716  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 935
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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Manager

Research and development managers lead a team of employees in conducting research and development for an organization. This may include investigating technology development, concept development, and new product development, among other areas. Many times, research and development teams work to improve an existing product or service. They identify areas for improvement and how any changes might be conducted. Research and development managers oversee this process and suggest recommendations to the organization's leaders.
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Research & Development (R&D) Manager Tasks
  • Provide technical oversight and expertise as required.
  • Plan and implement the development of new processes in areas of research generally dealing with the life or physical sciences.
  • Responsible for management of a team or group of employees.
  • Ensure that program objectives are determined and met, logistics are effectively coordinated and budgets are adhered to.

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$97,000
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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salaries

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$97,000

Skills That Affect Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salaries

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$97,000
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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%
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