Clinical Analyst Salary

Clinical Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $66K annually. Pay generally varies between $42K and $90K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Clinical Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Clinical Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,918 - $89,781
(Median)
$46K
$66K
$90K
MEDIAN: $65,751
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$16.54 - $41.51
(Median)
$17
$28
$42
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,918 - $89,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,616 - $89,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 532
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $41.51  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $52.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,616 - $89,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Job Description for Clinical Analyst

Clinical analysts work to regulate and improve clinical practices and standards within their organization. They help optimize workflow and their institution's clinical information systems. These analysts must interpret data, find solutions to organizational issues, and help implement those solutions as needed. Clinical analysts work within a strict set of organizational guidelines, which must also comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws. Clinical analysts must stay up to date with changes to relevant laws and regulations. They must also constantly work to create a more efficient and productive workflow while remaining within regulatory guidelines.

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Clinical Analyst Tasks

  • Create and run data reports on periodic and adhoc basis.
  • Develop programs and databases to assist staff in accurately capturing and recording data for study and validation.
  • Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Analyst


Survey results suggest that Clinical Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Information Systems, Electronic Medical Records, Project Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis, Visual Basic, and SQL. Most people skilled in Clinical Information Systems are similarly competent in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Clinical Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. Clinical Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,062

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Clinical Analysts that is 35 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+24 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Phoenix (+19 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). Clinical Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Clinical Analysts in Nashville bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Memphis and Orlando (19 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Clinical Analyst Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Analyst Salaries

Clinical Information Systems
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
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Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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