Average Research & Development (R&D) Manager Salary

$98,041
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$9,551
Bonus
$20,000
Commission
$5,855
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The average salary for a Research & Development (R&D) Manager is $98,041.
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What Do Research & Development (R&D) Managers Do?

Research & Development (R&D) Manager Tasks
  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Research & Development (R&D) Manager

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Popular Employer Salaries for Research & Development (R&D) Manager

The top respondents for the job title Research & Development (R&D) Manager are from the companies Wacker Chemical Corporation, Symrise, Inc and Celerion. Reported salaries are highest at Stryker Corp. where the average pay is $143,566. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include PepsiCo Inc and Saint-Gobain Corporation, earning around $124,665 and $120,709, respectively. Celerion pays the lowest at around $66,500. Symrise, Inc and Parker Hannifin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $104,250 and $108,537, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Research & Development (R&D) Managers?

Skills in Project Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, Problem Solving and Product Development.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research & Development (R&D) Managers?

An entry-level Research & Development (R&D) Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,880 based on 16 salaries. An early career Research & Development (R&D) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,530 based on 289 salaries. A mid-career Research & Development (R&D) Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,878 based on 374 salaries. An experienced Research & Development (R&D) Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,934 based on 549 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,931.
Employees with Research & Development (R&D) Manager in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 18.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (16.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (24.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,494 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
19.3%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
36.7%
Late Career
17.8%