Clinical Coordinator Salary
Median pay for Clinical Coordinators in the United States is around $21.46 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Clinical Coordinators are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Clinical Coordinators is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$35,755 - $84,171|
|Bonus||$385.41 - $6,219|
|Total Pay (||$32,635 - $82,843|
|Hourly Rate||$14.85 - $38.05|
|Overtime||$18.42 - $55.29|
|Bonus||$385.41 - $6,219|
|Total Pay (||$32,635 - $82,843|
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.Read More...
The work is generally done indoors in a clinical and/or office environment. It is a management position that requires supervisory skill in prioritizing needs and scheduling the daily activities of potentially large numbers of people. Aside from management experience, a clinical coordinator needs strong interpersonal skills and a knowledge of basic computer software and medical scheduling systems. The ability to multitask effectively and delegate work to others is also a must.
Clinical coordinators generally are required to have at minimum a bachelor's degree in a healthcare field related to their position. Many positions additionally require a master's degree or require that the candidate obtain a master's degree no later than two years after being hired. Since these are jobs in patient care, applicants should also expect a thorough background check. Business management experience is also helpful, though a business degree alone without healthcare training and experience is generally not sufficient for the position.
Clinical Coordinator Tasks
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Monitors the research staff in effective and efficient use of laboratory and safety measures.
- Coordinate inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
Common Career Paths for Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Coordinators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Nursing Director. The average Nursing Director brings home $74K per year. 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 $23K more on average, and the second group earns $23K more.
Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Coordinator
Known for taking on a considerable number of Clinical Coordinators, DaVita Inc., HCA, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, healogics, and North Canyon Medical Center are leading firms in the industry. Those at HCA, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $81K.
Popular Skills for Clinical Coordinator
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, registered nurse, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 39 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Medical Terminology as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Insurance and Office Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Scheduling are, more often than not, also skilled in Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Those proficient in People Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Clinical Education.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Coordinator
Pay by Experience for a Clinical Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 663 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 508 salaries. An experienced Clinical Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 442 salaries. A Clinical Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 188 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Clinical Coordinators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 68 percent above the national average. Clinical Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+31 percent), Richmond (+28 percent), New York (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+22 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Minneapolis (14 percent lower).
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