How much does a Research and Development Director make in San Francisco, CA? The average Research and Development Director salary in San Francisco, CA is $275,471 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $228,956 and $328,014. 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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Job Description for Research and Development Director

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. Being a Research and Development Director consults with top management and research and development team and makes recommendations based on research findings and product performance. May require an advanced degree. Additionally, Research and Development Director typically reports to top management. The Research and Development Director 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. To be a Research and Development Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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