Clinical Research Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Clinical Research Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women account for the majority of Clinical Research Directors who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,507 - $172,742
$62K
$110K
$170K
MEDIAN: $107,511
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$61,507 - $172,742  
   
Bonus
$986 - $48,832  
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
Total Pay (?
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$61,477 - $201,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Hourly Rate
$35.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$986 - $48,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$61,477 - $201,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Research Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Research Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Research Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 63 salaries. A Clinical Research Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $162,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Clinical Research Director

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

▲4%

National Average
$110,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲5%


National Average
$110,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%