Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Principal Clinical Investigators, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. At career start, salaries are typically $100K, which quickly surpasses six figures to $108K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $133K. Principal Clinical Investigators who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $135K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.