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Associate Clinical Research Director Salary

Associate Clinical Research Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $127K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women make up a slight majority of Associate Clinical Research Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.
$74,178 - $151,106
MEDIAN: $119,227

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National Salary Data

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$74,178 - $151,106  
$15.10 - $24,757  
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$5,000 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
$75,951 - $168,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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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Associate Clinical Research Directors only report a few specific skills. 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. Experience with Clinical Research is often linked with knowledge 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.

Inexperienced workers earn around $79K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $114K. Associate Clinical Research Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $137K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $125K.

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Experience Affects Associate Clinical Research Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Associate Clinical Research Director Salaries

Clinical Research

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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


53 %
47 %

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: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%