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Research and Development Director in Chicago, IL

How much does a Research and Development Director earn in Chicago, IL? The average Research and Development Director salary in Chicago, IL is $220,606 as of December 01, 2018, but the range typically falls between $183,326 and $262,560. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Directs and implements an organization's research and development policies, objectives, and initiatives. Ensures research and development activities will maintain an organization's competitive positio

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    Research and Development Manager

    5 + years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Research and Development Director


    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Top Division Research & Development Executive


    Bachelor's Degree

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