Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Clinical Research Principal Investigators in the United States, with median pay hovering around $102K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Clinical Research Principal Investigators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Clinical Research Principal Investigators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$64,564 - $190,347

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$30.20 - $121.18

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$64,564 - $190,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
Total Pay (?
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$66,610 - $194,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Hourly Rate
$30.20 - $121.18  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
   
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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$66,610 - $194,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Investigator, Clinical Research

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


Clinical Research Principal Investigators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $95K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $117K. On average, Clinical Research Principal Investigators make $130K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $135K.

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Experience Affects Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$110,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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