I am being asked to propose my new salary as Director of HR. I am in CRO (drug development services) industry and supporting nationwide function of 650 employees. Located in Baltimore/Washington DC metro area. Any insight would be much appreciated.

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The average in Baltimore looks to be around $173k. Here in California the range is $194-232k

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I was going to suggest a base of around $180K depending on bonus structure

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I would ask for no less than 180k.

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I work at a CRDMO in CA and my former director was very underpaid at 145k. I agree with everyone else to aim for 180k+

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Thank you!

Director level in the Boston area for medium sized co in tech is around 165-185k base plus bonus, stock, etc.

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