Associate Clinical Research Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Associate Clinical Research Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($123K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Associate Clinical Research Directors stretch from $73K on the lower end to $175K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $29K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. The majority of Associate Clinical Research Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,414 - $157,181
MEDIAN: $122,506

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$72,414 - $157,181  
$15.32 - $28,596  
Profit Sharing
$2,061 - $19,392  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$73,154 - $174,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Job Description for Associate Clinical Research Director

Associate clinical research directors work in institutions which carry out medical research and medical trials. These directors may be required to provide input into developing plans and strategies to test certain medicines or methods of treatment. There may be budget constraints, so associate directors should develop the most effective and cost-efficient plans possible.


Associate Clinical Research Director Tasks

  • Monitors the research staff in effective and efficient use of equipment, supplies and budget allocation.
  • Monitor inventory, order processing and distribution of products.
  • Participate in program design, research safety and budget development.
  • Assist in the planning and directing of the clinical research program.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and safety standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Professional skills reported by Associate Clinical Research Directors are few in number. Clinical Research and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Aptitude in Clinical Research tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Clinical Research Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $77K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $128K. Associate Clinical Research Directors see a median salary of $143K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Associate Clinical Research Directors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $128K.

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Skills That Affect Associate Clinical Research Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


58 %
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 3%