Clinical Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $21.25 per hour. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Coordinators. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,365 - $85,248
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,191
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$14.72 - $37.76
(Median)
$15
$21
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,365 - $85,248  
   
Bonus
$298.66 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
Commission
$4,250  
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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$32,231 - $83,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 679
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $37.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$18.61 - $53.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$298.66 - $8,109  
   
Commission
$4,250  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$32,231 - $83,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 856
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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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Clinical Coordinators who transition into a Nursing Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. Clinical Coordinators most often move into positions as Clinical Nurse Managers or Nursing Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $23K higher and $23K higher, respectively.

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DaVita Inc., HCA, Inc., healogics, North Canyon Medical Center, and UnitedHealth Group are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Clinical Coordinators. Although HCA, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $76K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $54K on the low end all the way up to $100K at the top.

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 47 percent, 40 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Those listing Insurance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Office Management and Clinical Research also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with People Management also know Clinical Education. The majority of those who know Scheduling also know Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Coordinator

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


Clinical Coordinators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Clinical Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Clinical Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,277

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

For those looking to make money, Clinical Coordinators in Baltimore enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Clinical Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Cincinnati and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Clinical Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Clinical Coordinator?

Clinical Coordinator in Waco:
"Great role, but many responsibilities."
Pros: Flexibility and autonomy are great! You usually can really shape your role in order to accommodate to the staff and patient needs.
Cons: The responsibilities can be overwhelming at times since you are designed to serve in an administrative capacity.

Clinical Coordinator in New York:
"Change of pace."
Pros: I like that I am able to communicate with my boss in a way that is comfortable, and less stressful than my prior boss. I also love the flexibility I have with my schedule.
Cons: The floor that I work on now has a lot of issues and the stress can be overwhelming at times. The space that I was put in to work has no privacy and the floor is loud.

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
$50,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Coordinator Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 47%

registered nurse
up arrow 40%

Wound Care
up arrow 27%

Counseling
up arrow 12%



People Management
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$50,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%




Clinical Research
up arrow 19%

Office Management
up arrow 28%

Insurance
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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