Vice President (VP) of Research Salary

Earnings for VPs of Research in the United States come in at around $141K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of VPs of Research (57 percent) who responded to the survey. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,977 - $211,117
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MEDIAN: $140,599
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$0$241K
Salary $79,977 - $211,117
Bonus $1,593 - $58,175
Profit Sharing $10,000
Commission $5,000
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$80,538 - $241,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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Job Description for Vice President (VP) of Research

  • 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.
  • Oversee a company's development of new products and production processes to keep ahead of the competition.
  • 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.

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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 Public Speaking, Business Development, Project Management, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Research Analysis and Project Management. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in Public Speaking.

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

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP) of Research has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP) of Research with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 6 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP) of Research with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP) of Research which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $165,000 based on 61 salaries. A Vice President (VP) of Research with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $174,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $150,175

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 New York (+20 percent) and Los Angeles (+15 percent).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP) of Research

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP) of Research Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$150,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP) of Research Salaries



National Average
$150,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 87%
no benefits
None: 4%
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