Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salary

A Research & Development (R&D) Manager earns an average salary of $93,243 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$49,837 - $136,163
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$140K
MEDIAN: $93,243
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$10.36 - $34.77
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,837 - $136,163  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $20,046  
Profit Sharing
$985 - $10,452  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$49,246 - $149,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,088
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $51.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$350.00 - $20,046  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$985 - $10,452  
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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$49,246 - $149,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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National Average: $97,353

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What is it like working as a Research & Development (R&D) Manager?

Research & Development (R&D) Manager in Cottonwood:
"Great."
Pros: I like that I get to do things that no one else has ever done. Creating products that can potentially become part of something big.
Cons: I don't like that there is so much work and not enough time in the day to finish them. Most days it's like that. Some days it's completely at a stand still. Those two things I dislike the most.

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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salaries



National Average
$97,000



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



Product Development
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National Average
$97,000

Engineering Design
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Problem Solving
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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