For Associate Clinical Research Directors, annual average wages total $125K per year. Female Associate Clinical Research Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. For the most part, Associate Clinical Research Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well.

$70,539 - $155,993
MEDIAN: $125,490

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$72,308 - $166,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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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

  • 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.
  • Participate in program design, research safety and budget development.
  • Monitors the research staff in effective and efficient use of equipment, supplies and budget allocation.
  • Monitor inventory, order processing and distribution of products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Clinical Research Director

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

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $77K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $122K. For Associate Clinical Research Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $142K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Associate Clinical Research Directors report making only $141K on average.

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Skills That Affect Associate Clinical Research Director Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


68 %
32 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 87%
dental benefits
None: 4%