Clinical Research Director Salary

Wages for Clinical Research Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($107K) per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Clinical Research Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (85 percent) of Clinical Research Directors who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,628 - $178,455
$63K
$110K
$180K
MEDIAN: $107,215
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$22.60 - $40.69
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MEDIAN: $32.49
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$0$203K
Salary $62,628 - $178,455
Bonus $511 - $35,752
Profit Sharing $12,500
Total Pay (?
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$62,684 - $203,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $32.49
Annual Data $0$203K
Bonus $511 - $35,752
Profit Sharing $12,500
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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$62,684 - $203,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and safety standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Directs the research staff in effective and efficient use of equipment, supplies and budget allocation.
  • Plan and direct the clinical research program.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.

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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
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

▲8%

National Average
$105,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲10%


National Average
$105,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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