Alternate Job Titles: Research & Development Director, Research and Development Director, Director of Research & Development, Director of Research and Development
How much does a Research and Development Director make? The median annual Research and Development Director salary is $201,063, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $167,087-$239,309, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. 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.
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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 $201,063, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Research and Development Director in the United States are expected to make less than $201,063.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Research and Development Director that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Research and Development Director are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
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. Consults with top management and research and development team and makes recommendations based on research findings and product performance. May require an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. View full job description