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The average director of research and development salary in District of Columbia, United States is $169,436 or an hourly rate of $81. This is 12% higher (+$18,720) than the average director of research and development salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $14,504.
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An entry level director of research and development (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $125,313. On the other end, a senior level director of research and development (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $207,362.
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Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields. Excludes “Natural Sciences Managers" (11-9121).

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