Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Salary

Clinical Research Principal Investigators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $88K annually. Unfortunately, most individuals in this role do not enjoy their jobs. Clinical Research Principal Investigators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Although close to two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,670 - $152,880
$50K
$88K
$150K
MEDIAN: $87,985
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$29.50 - $112.50
$61
MEDIAN: $61.04
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$49,670 - $152,880  
   
Bonus
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$45,302 - $228,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$61.04  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Bonus
$7,500  
   
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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$45,302 - $228,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Principal Investigator, Clinical Research

Principal investigators in clinical research generally lead a team of qualified researchers who collect data on medical phenomena, such as acquired and hereditary diseases, chronic ailments, and psychological afflictions, as well as the efficacy of various treatments. This position is also referred to as the "head of the laboratory" or "research group leader."

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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Investigator, Clinical Research

Pay by Experience for a Principal Investigator, Clinical Research has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Investigator, Clinical Research with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Investigator, Clinical Research with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Principal Investigator, Clinical Research which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 10 salaries. A Principal Investigator, Clinical Research with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Principal Investigator, Clinical Research

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Salaries

Mid-Career
▲48%

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲37%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 41%
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