Clinical Coordinator Salary

Median pay for Clinical Coordinators in the United States is around $21.43 per hour. Cash earnings for Clinical Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $86K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Clinical Coordinators who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Most Clinical Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,917 - $85,769
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$86K
MEDIAN: $54,485
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$14.31 - $38.33
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$14
$21
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,917 - $85,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,010  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $9,500  
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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$32,516 - $85,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 681
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.31 - $38.33  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $53.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $9,500  
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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$32,516 - $85,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 768
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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. Clinical Coordinators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Clinical Nurse Managers or Nursing Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $21K higher and $21K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Coordinator


The biggest paychecks can be found at HCA, Inc. — the median salary there is $73K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $56K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $132K.

Popular Skills for Clinical Coordinator


Clinical Coordinators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, registered nurse, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 38 percent, and 35 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Clinical Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $45K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $50K on average. 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


For Clinical Coordinators, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Clinical Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), Richmond (+12 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Clinical Coordinators in San Antonio report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 36 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Dallas and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Clinical Coordinator Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Coordinator Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 45%

registered nurse
up arrow 38%

Wound Care
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Clinical Education
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People Management
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Project Management
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Counseling
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Operations Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

Patient Education
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%
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