A Research & Development (R&D) Manager earns an average salary of $92,669 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Innovation and People Management.
Research & Development (R&D) Manager Total Pay (?
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$50,021 - $135,141
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MEDIAN: $92,668
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Research & Development (R&D) Manager Total Pay (?
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$10.47 - $25.79
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,021 - $135,141  
   
Bonus
$963 - $19,856  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $12,869  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$48,092 - $148,857  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 969
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $25.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$963 - $19,856  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $12,869  
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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$48,092 - $148,857  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 969
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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
San Jose
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Dallas
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San Francisco
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Houston
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National Average
$96,000
Atlanta
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Boston
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Minneapolis
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salaries

National Average
$96,000

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

Innovation
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Product Development
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National Average
$96,000
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Gender
Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%
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