How much does a Head of Research and Development make in the United States? The average Head of Research and Development salary in the United States is $316,093 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $259,163 and $414,973. 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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The Head of Research and Development maintains an organization's competitive position and profitability by formulating research and development programs, policies, and procedures. Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's research and development policies, objectives, and initiatives. Being a Head of Research and Development may require a master's degree. Investigates and identifies new technologies that align the organization development. In addition, Head of Research and Development typically reports to top management. The Head of Research and Development manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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