An average VP of Research in the United States can expect to take home roughly $147K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of VPs of Research claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as VPs of Research who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $147,476
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$2,909 - $51,823  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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$10,000  
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$81,384 - $247,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Vice President (VP) of Research

  • Develop project plans, budgets, and deadlines, and work with scientists to identify project components and materials.
  • Create and carry out the company's research and development plan, and work to meet company R&D objectives.
  • Oversee a company's development of new products and production processes to keep ahead of the competition.
  • Follow the development of new research technologies and keep the company up to date, and train researchers in the use of new processes.
  • Manage the R&D team, and ensure the organization is fully staffed and recruit new researchers.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP) of Research


VPs of Research typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Public Speaking, Business Development, Project Management, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Research Analysis, Project Management, and Business Development. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP) of Research

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


VPs of Research generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $84K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $140K. After working for 10 to 20 years, VPs of Research make a median salary of $167K. VPs of Research with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $173K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $160,579

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For VPs of Research, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. VPs of Research will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+7 percent) and New York (+4 percent).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP) of Research

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
051
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP) of Research Salaries



National Average
$161,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP) of Research Salaries

National Average
$161,000

Business Development
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Public Speaking
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None:
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