Sr. Research & Development Manager Salary (United States)

A Sr. Research & Development Manager earns an average salary of $121,845 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$81,579 - $155,422
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$81,579 - $155,422  
   
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$2,586 - $25,334  
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $14,865  
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$84,451 - $171,261  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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Job Description for Sr. Research & Development Manager

A senior research and development (R&D) manager is a high-level executive who oversees the development of new products or software. The manager must be intimately familiar with the company’s branding and strategy, and then work with R&D staff to improve existing products and introduce new ones that conform to the company’s brand image.
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Sr. Research & Development Manager Tasks
  • Negotiate with universities, government, companies, and consultants to obtain research or feasibility information.
  • Formulate research plans including estimates, necessary equipment, and monitoring plans.
  • Assess market and science current states to identify target research areas with unmet needs.
  • Manage budget, expenses, and forecasts for department, including materials analysis.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$135,000
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Experience Affects Sr. Research & Development Manager Salaries

National Average
$135,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Sr. Research & Development Manager Salaries

Software Development
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People Management
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Product Development
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National Average
$135,000
Project Management
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Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 3%
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