RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$126,000
$89,000
Min 10%
$126,000
Median 50%
$179,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
VMware
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
New Hampshire
Average Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a research and development director make?
Research And Development Directors in America make an average salary of $126,518 per year or $60.83 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $179,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $89,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research And Development Directors are in Pharmaceutical companies and Professional companies. New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have the highest paying Research And Development Director jobs. The typical tenure for a Research And Development Director is 4.1 years.

Average Research And Development Director Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Research And Development Director makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research And Development Directors are in Pharmaceutical companies and Professional companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Research And Development Directors are VMware and Informatica. Also, companies like Aurora Health Care and Apixio pay their Research And Development Directors very well.

Average Research And Development Director Salary By Location

Research And Development Directors in the US makes an average salary of $126,518 per year or $60.83 per hour. Research And Development Directors make the most in San Jose, CA at about $144,060 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Jose, CA is $92,000. New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are the states with the highest payscale for Research And Development Directors. On the other hand, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida report the lowest wages for Research And Development Directors.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$144,060
2
Burlington, MA
$143,965
3
Eden Prairie, MN
$133,806
4
New York, NY
$133,649
5
Piscataway, NJ
$133,318

Average Research And Development Director Salary By Industry

Wages for Research And Development Directors can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Hospitality companies, Internet companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Research And Development Directors. Salaries for Research And Development Directors in Hospitality companies average $136,658 annually, while Internet companies and Manufacturing companies pay $131,197 and $127,200, respectively. The average salary for Research And Development Directors in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $110,244.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Hospitality
$136,658
2
Internet
$131,197
3
Manufacturing
$127,200
4
Pharmaceutical
$122,237
5
Health Care
$121,662

RECENTLY ADDED Research And Development Director SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research and Development Director
10/31/2019
$94,120
The University of Southern California
Research and Development Director
10/31/2019
$37,054
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Research and Development Director
08/03/2019
$152,000
University of California Riverside, Bourns College
Research and Development Director
08/02/2019
$100,000
Dickinson State University
Research and Development Director
07/26/2019
$175,000
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research and Development Director
06/10/2019
$94,120
Genemo, Inc.
Director, Research & Development
03/22/2019
$180,000
Axis Energy Services, LLC
Technology Research & Development Director
03/18/2019
$180,000
Halon Entertainment LLC
Director of Engineering, R & D
03/18/2019
$121,800
Synopsys, Inc.
Director, R&D Engineering
03/18/2019
$234,420
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