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

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 — including $20K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $150K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience 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. Male Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Research & Development Managers with Project Management skills. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,536 - $137,753
(Median)
$52K
$97K
$140K
MEDIAN: $96,755
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$10.07 - $49.66
(Median)
$10
$23
$50
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,536 - $137,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,684  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,056  
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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$50,834 - $150,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $39.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,056  
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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$50,834 - $150,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Pay by Experience Level for Research & Development (R&D) Manager with Project Management skills

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $96K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $116K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $127K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Manager with Project Management skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$102,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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