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Director Research & Development Salary
in San Diego, California

$173,725 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Director Research & Development is $173,725 a year and $84 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Director Research & Development is between $119,472 and $216,853. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Director Research & Development. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Directs, coordinates, and administers the planning, research, and development function improving existing or creating new products, processes, services, ideologies, territorial expansion, and/or development of new ventures for an organization.
  • Plans and develops aspects of research and development proposals, such as objective or purpose of project, applications that can be utilized from findings, costs of project, and equipment and human resource requirements.
Director Research & Development Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Architectural and Engineering Managers

Job family population: 179,990

Estimated population of Director Research & Development jobs: 5,177

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Director Research & Development Job Listings for San Diego, California

Senior Director R&D Molecular Diagnostics
Jun 25
San Diego, CA, USA
Our client, a leading medical technology company, has partnered with us to qualify ideal candidates for their Senior Director of Research & Development for their Assay Development Group / Molecular ...
Director, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Psych
Jun 10
San Diego, CA, USA
Community Research Foundation
Director, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health Program/Location: San Diego ... Community Research Foundation (CRF) is seeking a qualified professional with demonstrated ...
Senior Research Associate - Product Development
Jun 20
San Diego, CA, USA
Nexus Dx Inc
Perform other assignments or projects as directed. Required Education, Experience and Skills ... years of research or industrial laboratory experience; * OR Master's degree with 2 years of ...
Research Associate II/III(Process Development & Analytical)-10200
Jun 3
San Diego, CA, USA
Simply Biotech
Research Associate II/III (Process Development and Analytical Testing) - Simply Biotech OVERVIEW ... Self-directed and creative, and must be able to work effectively in a flexible and multi ...
Research Associate - Assay Development
May 22
San Diego, CA, USA
Beacon Hill Pharma
... direct (permanent), FSP/outsourcing and consulting to pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and contract research organizations. Beacon Hill Pharma places contractors in all 50 states by seamlessly ...
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