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

For Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills, annual average wages total $94K per year. Total cash earnings of Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills range from $58K on the low end to $146K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $10K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. More than half of Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills (69 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,447 - $136,198
MEDIAN: $94,058

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$58,447 - $136,198  
$1,948 - $20,193  
Profit Sharing
$1,919 - $10,391  
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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).
$58,343 - $146,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 304

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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.

Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $92K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $114K. Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $118K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.


31 %
69 %

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: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%