Clinical Director Salary

Clinical Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — roughly three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $48K to $113K per year, median earnings come to $70K annually. Cash earnings for Clinical Directors — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $26K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $113K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Directors making up 75 percent. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$48,915 - $108,428
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,305
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$19.48 - $55.75
(Median)
$19
$31
$56
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,915 - $108,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,433  
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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$48,318 - $112,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.48 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,433  
   
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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$48,318 - $112,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Executive Director. On average, Executive Directors get paid about the same as Clinical Directors do. Becoming a Clinical Services Director or a Clinical Psychologist is, however, a more typical career progression for Clinical Directors.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


For Clinical Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $63K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $67K on average. Clinical Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Directors, 37 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Minneapolis (+14 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Memphis 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%


People Management
up arrow 4%

registered nurse
up arrow 4%

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 252 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
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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