Clinical Director Salary

Clinical Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $70K annually on average but can range from $48K to $112K per year. Final cash compensation to Clinical Directors varies from around $48K to approximately $112K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $25K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Directors making up 75 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,827 - $107,458

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$19.18 - $53.74

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,827 - $107,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,334  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $25,283  
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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$48,146 - $111,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,278
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Hourly Rate
$19.18 - $53.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,334  
   
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $25,283  
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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$48,146 - $111,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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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Clinical Directors tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Executive Director. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Moving from a Clinical Director to Clinical Services Director or Clinical Psychologist is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Director


Survey results suggest that Clinical Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training Program Development, Counseling, and Program Management. Those proficient in Clinical Supervision are, more often than not, also skilled in Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Director

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


For Clinical Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $62K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $67K. Clinical Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Clinical Directors that is 37 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (12 percent lower) and Charlotte (9 percent lower).

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%


People Management
up arrow 4%

registered nurse
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 249 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
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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