The average salary for a Research & Development (R&D) Manager in Australia is AU$92,915.
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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Manager
Research and development managers lead a team of employees in conducting research and development for an organization. This may include investigating technology development, concept development, and new product development, among other areas. Many times, research and development teams work to improve an existing product or service. They identify areas for improvement and how any changes might be conducted. Research and development managers oversee this process and suggest recommendations to the …Read more
Research & Development (R&D) Manager Tasks
- Responsible for management of a team or group of employees.
- Ensure that program objectives are determined and met, logistics are effectively coordinated and budgets are adhered to.
- Provide technical oversight and expertise as required.
- Plan and implement the development of new processes in areas of research generally dealing with the life or physical sciences.
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Popular Skills for Research & Development (R&D) Manager
Skills in Product Development, Project Management, People Management and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Research & Development (R&D) Manager
An early career Research & Development (R&D) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$80,000 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Research & Development (R&D) Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$96,132 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Research & Development (R&D) Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$112,133 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$124,786.
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Employees with Research & Development (R&D) Manager in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 22.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (18.0% more) and Perth, Western Australia (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (3.1% less).
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