Average Experienced Research Director with Clinical Research Skills Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Research Director with Clinical Research skills is $122,060.
MEDIAN $122,060
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$63k - $196k
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$63k - $226k

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Job Description for Research Director

Research Director Tasks
  • Developing research objectives and writing proposals.
  • Manage the research budget and the allocation of funds.
  • Design methods for evaluating the effectiveness of research programs.
  • Oversee the operation of laboratories and research sites and ensure compliance with institutional and government regulations.

Career Paths

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Research Director
Vice President (VP) of Research
Research & Development (R&D) Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Research Director

Skills that pay less than market rate include Market Research, People Management, Data Analysis, Project Management and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Director

An early career Research Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $87,429 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Research Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,439 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,591.

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