Clinical Director Salary

Clinical Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in five of Clinical Directors. Salaries average out to around $70K per year and spread from $48K to $112K per year. Overall cash earnings for Clinical Directors stretch from $48K on the lower end to $112K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $26K from profit sharing. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Directors making up 75 percent. Some workers in this field — between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most Clinical Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,799 - $107,884
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,297
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50%
90%

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$19.09 - $54.63
(Median)
$19
$31
$55
MEDIAN: $31.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,799 - $107,884  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,412  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $25,976  
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).
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$48,082 - $112,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.09 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,412  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $25,976  
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).
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$48,082 - $112,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Job Description for Clinical Director

A clinical director is responsible for overseeing and developing an organization's clinical departments through tasks such as hiring, evaluating, scheduling, and supervision. These professionals must come up with strategies to allow for continued growth and provide clinical training to their staff and interns. A clinical director should be able to solve problems quickly and effectively using excellent critical thinking skills.

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Clinical Director Tasks

  • Manage program development, fiscal budget and performance improvement.
  • Maintain medical records and all other care related documentation.
  • Plan, develop, coordinate and supervise the delivery of patient care services.
  • Hire, manage and train all internal employees.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Director


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As Clinical Directors make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Executive Director position pays around the same amount as the Clinical Director job on average. However, becoming a Clinical Services Director or Clinical Psychologist is a more frequent transition for Clinical Directors.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Director


Clinical Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with BCBA, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 9 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training Program Development, Counseling, and Program Management. Those familiar with Clinical Supervision also tend to know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Director

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $62K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Clinical Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Directors, 37 percent above the national average. Clinical Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+34 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Minneapolis (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 13 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Charlotte (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Clinical Director Reviews

What is it like working as a Clinical Director?

Clinical Director in Liverpool:
"Challenging."
Pros: Helping clients obtain healthier coping skills in life to maintain a drug free lifestyle.
Cons: Micromanage by my boss. No trust is given.

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Experience Affects Clinical Director Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Director Salaries

BCBA
up arrow 21%

Budget Management
up arrow 9%


registered nurse
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000



Training Program Development
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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