Research & Development (R&D) Manager with Project Management Skills Salary

Just over a half of Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $58K to $146K per year, but median earnings come to around $95K annually. In the world of Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills, overall income ranges from $58K near the bottom to $146K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,791 - $137,140
$58K
$95K
$140K
MEDIAN: $94,727
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$57,791 - $137,140  
   
Bonus
$1,942 - $19,932  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $12,605  
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$57,714 - $146,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 289

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Pay by Experience Level for Research & Development (R&D) Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $94K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $112K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $117K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Key Stats for Research & Development (R&D) Manager

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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