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

Wages for Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills are generous, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. Final cash compensation to Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills varies from around $52K to approximately $152K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills is high. Men account for the majority of Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. This overview 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.


For many Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $67K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $97K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $118K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $127K on average.

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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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