Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical Salary (United States)

A Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical earns an average salary of $137,081 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical Total Pay (?
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$87,709 - $168,069
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$87,709 - $168,069  
   
Bonus
$4,966 - $40,857  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $13,500  
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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$96,274 - $205,956  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical
  • Drive accountability, consistency, quality, and process standardization across all phases of research and development.
  • In accordance with company objectives develop and monitor research plans and budgets for R&D projects, ensuring projects are completed on time and within cost objectives.
  • Direct the Research and Development (R&D) program, from new product proposal to commercialization.
  • Improve existing chemical processes and products with lower cost ingredients and more efficient formulas and procedures.

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Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$154,000
Mid-Career
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Gender
Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
56%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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