Clinical Research Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Clinical Research Director is $95,040 per year. A skill in Clinical Research is associated with high pay for this job.
Clinical Research Director Total Pay (?
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$60,445 - $169,679
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MEDIAN: $95,040
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Clinical Research Director Total Pay (?
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$20.65 - $148.99
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$60,445 - $169,679  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $30,669  
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $54,248  
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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$61,185 - $194,760  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.65 - $148.99  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$250.00 - $30,669  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $54,248  
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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$61,185 - $194,760  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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Job Description for Clinical Research Director

A clinical research director oversees all clinical research within their organization. They perform a number of tasks, such as overseeing all research staff, developing and enforcing standards related to safety and quality, providing guidance for day-to-day research activities, and communicating with other teams within the organization as necessary. The clinical research director must have a high level of knowledge in their respective field to effectively lead and communicate with members of the research staff; however, they should also be able to effectively communicate with non-technical personnel within their organization. The director must enforce all organizational rules and ensure staff members adhere to scientific best practices and ethical standards; they also oversee the quality of work, making sure it is accurate and up to organizational standards.
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Clinical Research Director Tasks
  • Plan and direct the clinical research program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Directs the research staff in effective and efficient use of equipment, supplies and budget allocation.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and safety standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Director

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

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
up arrow 46%
San Francisco
up arrow 45%
Houston
up arrow 13%
National Average
$96,000
San Antonio
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
National Average
$96,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%
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