Average Research Director with Clinical Research Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Research Director with Clinical Research skills is $109,521.
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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.

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Popular Skills for Research Director

Skills in People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Market Research, 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 $90,000 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Research Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,882 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Research Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,749 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,591.

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Employees with Research Director in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 49.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (34.6% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (27.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Flint, Michigan (53.9% less).

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