Average Sr. Research & Development Manager Salary

$111,705
Avg. Salary
$12,635
Bonus
$5,087
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The average salary for a Sr. Research & Development Manager is $111,705.
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$63k
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$112k
90%
$151k
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What Do Sr. Research & Development Managers Do?

Sr. Research & Development Manager Tasks
  • Assess market and science current states to identify target research areas with unmet needs.
  • Manage budget, expenses, and forecasts for department, including materials analysis.
  • Negotiate with universities, government, companies, and consultants to obtain research or feasibility information.
  • Formulate research plans including estimates, necessary equipment, and monitoring plans.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sr. Research & Development Managers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Research & Development Managers?

An early career Sr. Research & Development Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $97,715 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Research & Development Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,223 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Sr. Research & Development Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,428 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,000.
Employees with Sr. Research & Development Manager in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 61.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (28.4% less), Boston, Massachusetts (10.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (6.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 85 survey responses.
Early Career
8.2%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
50.6%
Late Career
22.4%