Research and Development Director Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Director of Research and Development, Director of Research & Development, Research and Development Director, Research & Development Director

What is the average annual salary for Research and Development Director?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Research and Development Director may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Research and Development Director in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Research and Development Director in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Research and Development Director in the United States is $193,333 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Research and Development Director in the United Sates are expected to make less than $193,333.

Source: HR Reported data as of November 2014

Median $193,333
  • 10%$122,151
  • 25%$156,074
  • 75%$237,697
  • 90%$278,089

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Job Description for Research and Development Director

Directs and implements an organization's research and development policies, objectives, and initiatives. Ensures research and development activities will maintain an organization's competitive position and profitability. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 10 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management. View Research and Development Director job description

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Categories:  Science and Research, Executive and Management

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

Similar Job Titles:  Research and Development Manager, Research and Development Engineer, Research and Development Associate IV, Top Research & Development Executive, Research and Development Associate III, Research and Development Associate I, Research and Development Associate II, Research and Development Associate V, Business Development Director

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