Clinical Coordinator Salary

Clinical Coordinators in the United States take home an average $21.18 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Clinical Coordinators stretch from $32K on the lower end to $84K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $4K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Clinical Coordinators who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,807 - $85,341

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$14.30 - $37.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,807 - $85,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $9,787  
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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$32,463 - $84,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 692
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $37.38  
   
Overtime
$18.41 - $51.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $9,787  
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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$32,463 - $84,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 773
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Job Description for Clinical Coordinator

Clinical coordinators are responsible for organizing and overseeing the administrative aspects of health services and hospital departments. They work in hospitals, clinics, academic medical programs, and other patient care environments. Among their daily duties, a clinical coordinator may plan budgets, oversee personnel hiring and training, schedule staff, manage supplies and inventory, and create and evaluate long-term programs and strategy for a hospital department. They may also ensure compliance with legal and hospital accreditation standards, oversee staff training and career development programs, evaluate effectiveness of patient care, and review staff performance. In an academic program, clinical coordinators may be responsible for overseeing student progress.

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Clinical Coordinator Tasks

  • Monitors the research staff in effective and efficient use of laboratory and safety measures.
  • Coordinate inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Coordinator


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For Clinical Coordinators, progressing to a Nursing Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Nursing Director can earn $73K annually. A common career progression for a Clinical Coordinator is to become a Clinical Nurse Manager or a Nursing Manager. Compared to Clinical Coordinators, the first group earns $21K more on average, and the second group earns $21K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Coordinator


HCA, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $74K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $57K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $131K.

Popular Skills for Clinical Coordinator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, registered nurse, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 39 percent, and 36 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling and Electronic Medical Records. Aptitude in Electronic Medical Records tends to also indicate an understanding of Patient Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Coordinator

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $45K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Coordinators make a median salary of $60K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Miami is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Coordinators, 36 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Richmond (+14 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Clinical Coordinators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Clinical Coordinators in San Antonio bring in salaries that are 36 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in St. Louis and 9 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Clinical Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Clinical Coordinator?

Clinical Coordinator in Mobile:
"Very demanding high responsibility."
Pros: I love to teach nursing! It's my calling in life. I will continue to look for additional learning and certifications while continuing my employment at SMC.
Cons: We have only 3 educators for 450 nurses plus CNA and monitor techs and unit secretaries. We need more education staff.

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Experience Affects Clinical Coordinator Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Coordinator Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 46%

registered nurse
up arrow 39%

Wound Care
up arrow 36%


Clinical Education
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Clinical Research
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Patient Education
up arrow 3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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