The average pay for a Scientific Research Manager is $84,542 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$52,829 - $146,807
MEDIAN: $84,542

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$54,875 - $151,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Scientific Research Manager

Scientific research managers are responsible for managing scientific experiments and analyzing their results, and they are typically in charge of research tasks, collecting and analyzing data, and processing results to verify hypotheses. They may manage a group of scientists, and they're also responsible for facilitating technical solutions for problems and managing laboratory equipment.


Scientific Research Manager Tasks

  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.

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Experience Affects Scientific Research Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Scientific Research Manager Salaries

Molecular Biology
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Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


58 %
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%