Clinical Director Salary (United States)

With approximately three in five of Clinical Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Clinical Directors is $69,706 annually and can range from $47,309 on the lower end to $110,153 per year near the higher end. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 75 percent of workers. Most Clinical Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Clinical Director Salary (?
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$47,981 - $106,345
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MEDIAN: $69,609
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Clinical Director Salary (?
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$19.91 - $50.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,981 - $106,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,293  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $24,511  
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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$47,309 - $110,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 898
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.91 - $50.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,293  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $24,511  
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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$47,309 - $110,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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 do not experience a change in pay as they move up the career ladder. Oftentimes, an upper-level role like Clinical Services Director will not bring in more money than some lower-level roles.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Director

Survey results show that Clinical Directors use a fair number of skills. People Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 7 percent respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Program Development, Counseling, and Program Management. Those educated in Clinical Supervision tend to be well-versed in Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Clinical Directors do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Clinical Directors in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $62K to just $65K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $77K. Clinical Directors experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $77K. The majority of Clinical Directors have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Minneapolis
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Washington
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Cincinnati
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Houston
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$70,000
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Phoenix
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Charlotte
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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Directors, 65 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+41 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Memphis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around -9 percent in Charlotte and -8 percent in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Clinical Director Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Director Salaries

People Management
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Clinical Supervision
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Clinical Psychology
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National Average
$70,000
Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%
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