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Vice President (VP) of Research Salary

Salaries for VPs of Research in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($124K) per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority (86 percent) of VPs of Research who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Research. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,719 - $201,109
(Median)
$76K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $123,513
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$75,719 - $201,109  
   
Bonus
$4,829 - $52,302  
Profit Sharing
$5,139 - $11,792  
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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$82,114 - $234,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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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.
  • Manage the R&D team, and ensure the organization is fully staffed and recruit new researchers.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP) of Research


VPs of Research note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Research Analysis, Public Speaking, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Business Development as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Public Speaking and Research Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Public Speaking also know Project Management.

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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $80K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $107K. VPs of Research claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $143K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $173K on average.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP) of Research Salaries



National Average
$134,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP) of Research Salaries

National Average
$134,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%


Public Speaking
up arrow 22%

Business Development
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 1%