The average salary for a Research & Development (R&D) Director is C$113,952 per year.

C$67,238 - C$146,322
C$67K
C$110K
C$150K
MEDIAN: C$112,106
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$151K
Salary C$67,238 - C$146,322
Bonus C$15.00 - C$20,558
Profit Sharing C$4,000
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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C$68,390 - C$151,165
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 94

Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Director

Research and development (R&D) directors oversee their company's R&D department(s). As such, they are responsible for ensuring that companies meet their objectives for researching and developing new products or technologies and improve existing products. To accomplish these goals, R&D directors lead their company's research staff. They must ensure that their companies correctly understand and anticipate market demand, planning and developing products to meet consumer needs and remain competitive in the marketplace.

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Research & Development (R&D) Director Tasks

  • Direct the Research and Development (R&D) program, from new product proposal to commercialization.
  • Drive accountability, consistency, quality, and process standardization across all phases of research and development.
  • In accordance with company objectives develop and monitor research plans and budgets for R&D projects, ensuring projects are completed on time and within cost objectives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research & Development (R&D) Director

Pay by Experience for a Research & Development (R&D) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Research & Development (R&D) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$85,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research & Development (R&D) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$105,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Research & Development (R&D) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$121,000 based on 24 salaries. A Research & Development (R&D) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$133,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$117,618

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Key Stats for Research & Development (R&D) Director

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Research & Development (R&D) Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
C$118,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 12%