How much does a Top Research & Development Executive make in the United States? The average Top Research & Development Executive salary in the United States is $316,072 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $259,148 and $414,952. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

25% $259,148 10% $207,321 90% $504,976 75% $414,952 $316,072 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Top Research & Development Executive jobs in Virginia

Sr. Research Analyst, Member Insights

The Health Management Academy - Arlington, VA

Sharepoint Development Professional

SVD-Solutions - Arlington, VA

Research Analyst, The Health Equity Alliance

The Health Management Academy - Arlington, VA

Job Description for Top Research & Development Executive

Top Research & Development Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's research and development policies, objectives, and initiatives. Maintains an organization's competitive position and profitability by formulating research and development programs, policies, and procedures. Being a Top Research & Development Executive investigates and identifies new technologies that align the organization development. May require a master's degree. Additionally, Top Research & Development Executive typically reports to top management. The Top Research & Development Executive 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 View full job description

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

See user submitted job responsibilities for Top Research & Development Executive.

Job Openings for Top Research & Development Executive
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
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
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

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Top Research & Development Executive, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Top Research & Development Executive in the United States. The base salary for Top Research & Development Executive ranges from $259,148 to $414,952 with the average base salary of $316,072. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $319,926 to $571,921 with the average total cash compensation of $414,753.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills associated with Top Research & Development Executive: Research and Development, Quantitative Research, Product Intelligence, Project Scoping ...More

Salary estimation for Top Research & Development Executive at companies like : LIQUIDITY SERVICES INC, OVERSTOCK.COM INC, WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC