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Clinical Applications Specialist Salary (United States)

Pay for Clinical Applications Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Clinical Applications Specialists can bottom out near $39K or peak near $92K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Most Clinical Applications Specialists (63 percent) are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Clinical Applications Specialist Salary (?
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$40,215 - $91,257
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MEDIAN: $63,050
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Clinical Applications Specialist Salary (?
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$16.32 - $37.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,215 - $91,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,536  
Profit Sharing
$296.61 - $7,275  
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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$39,296 - $92,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.32 - $37.53  
   
Overtime
$2.27 - $59.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,536  
   
Profit Sharing
$296.61 - $7,275  
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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$39,296 - $92,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Clinical Applications Specialist

Clinical applications specialists work for medical equipment manufacturers and distributors, and also help medical personnel implement the equipment into their facilities. This is also a marketing position, as these specialists educate medical providers about new equipment and encourage them to purchase items that best suit their needs. Public speaking skills are important, as they may also conduct presentations about new products.
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Clinical Applications Specialist Tasks
  • Monitor, evaluate and record training activities and program effectiveness.
  • Organize, develop or obtain training procedure manuals, course materials and product demonstrations.
  • Act as a liaison with vendor and assist in the development, testing and improvement of system design.
  • Train and assist physicians and clinical staff in system applications and processes.

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Clinical Applications Specialists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Training, and Clinical Information Systems are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Information Technology Support and Electronic Medical Records as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Aptitude in Clinical Information Systems tends to also indicate an understanding of Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Applications Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Clinical Applications Specialists. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $83K. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly more than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$61,000
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Clinical Applications Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Clinical Applications Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+27 percent) and Dallas (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Seattle, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Clinical Applications Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Applications Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 25%
Training
up arrow 5%
Clinical Information Systems
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National Average
$61,000
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 13%
Information Technology (IT) Support
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%