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Clinical Director Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $103,000 $8,583 $1,980 $50
75th Percentile $86,500 $7,208 $1,663 $42
Average $75,034 $6,252 $1,442 $36
25th Percentile $55,000 $4,583 $1,057 $26
$32,000 - $39,999
2% of jobs
$40,000 - $47,999
9% of jobs
$55,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$48,000 - $55,999
15% of jobs
$56,000 - $63,999
15% of jobs
$64,000 - $71,999
16% of jobs
The average salary is $75,034 a year
$72,000 - $79,999
9% of jobs
$86,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$80,000 - $87,999
9% of jobs
$88,000 - $95,999
7% of jobs
$103,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$96,000 - $103,999
7% of jobs
$104,000 - $111,999
3% of jobs
$112,000 - $120,000
2% of jobs

National Average

$32,000 $75,034/year $36/hour $120,000
Clinical Director Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Nov 25, 2020, the average annual pay for a Clinical Director in the United States is $75,034 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $36.07 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,443/week or $6,253/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $120,000 and as low as $32,000, the majority of Clinical Director salaries currently range between $55,000 (25th percentile) to $86,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $103,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Clinical Director varies greatly (by as much as $31,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Clinical Director job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Clinical Director in your area makes on average $76,811 per year, or $1,777 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $75,034. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Clinical Director salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Clinical Director jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Clinical Director on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Clinical Director Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Clinical Director job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Jose, CA, with Oakland, CA and Tanaina, AK close behind in the second and third positions. Tanaina, AK beats the national average by $16,160 (19.4%), and San Jose, CA furthers that trend with another $17,642 (21.0%) above the $75,034 average.

Significantly, San Jose, CA has a very active Clinical Director job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Clinical Director appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Jose, CA and Seaside, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Clinical Director role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Jose, CA$92,677$7,723$1,782$44.56
Oakland, CA$91,610$7,634$1,762$44.04
Tanaina, AK$91,194$7,600$1,754$43.84
Wasilla, AK$91,193$7,599$1,754$43.84
Hayward, CA$89,691$7,474$1,725$43.12
Seattle, WA$89,086$7,424$1,713$42.83
Concord, CA$88,863$7,405$1,709$42.72
Sunnyvale, CA$88,356$7,363$1,699$42.48
Santa Cruz, CA$87,333$7,278$1,679$41.99
Seaside, CA$86,177$7,181$1,657$41.43

Top 5 Best Paying Related Clinical Director Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Clinical Director job category that pay more per year than a typical Clinical Director salary. Top examples of these roles include: Director Clinical Development, Senior Clinical Scientist, and Director Clinical Operations.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $84,406 (72.0%) and $104,209 (82.0%) more than the average Clinical Director salary of $75,034. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Clinical Director jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Clinical Director position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Director Clinical Development$179,243$14,937$3,447$86.17
Senior Clinical Scientist$176,342$14,695$3,391$84.78
Director Clinical Operations$162,916$13,576$3,133$78.33
Clinical Operations Lead$159,792$13,316$3,073$76.82
Senior Director Clinical Operations$159,440$13,287$3,066$76.65
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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