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

Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $97K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $152K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills (67 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,050 - $138,770
(Median)
$53K
$97K
$140K
MEDIAN: $97,290
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$10.21 - $48.94
(Median)
$10
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$53,050 - $138,770  
   
Bonus
$779 - $20,125  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,213  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$52,131 - $152,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 456
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$38.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$779 - $20,125  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,213  
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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$52,131 - $152,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $67K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $97K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $118K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $127K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$103,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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