Associate Clinical Research Director Salary

Average pay for Associate Clinical Research Directors in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($121K). In the world of Associate Clinical Research Directors, overall income ranges from $75K near the bottom to $170K at the top; this can include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women Associate Clinical Research Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Associate Clinical Research Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$73,096 - $151,068
MEDIAN: $120,836

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National Salary Data (?
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$73,096 - $151,068  
$14.90 - $25,677  
Profit Sharing
$4,027 - $15,893  
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).
$74,886 - $169,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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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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 seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. Competency in Clinical Research frequently indicates 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.

Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $77K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $125K. Associate Clinical Research Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $139K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $121K.

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Experience Affects Associate Clinical Research Director Salaries

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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 21 votes.


57 %
43 %

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%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 3%