Clinical Data Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $60K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Clinical Data Analysts (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,901 - $78,163
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MEDIAN: $59,505
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$16.81 - $35.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,901 - $78,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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$38,910 - $77,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.81 - $35.11  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $45.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$38,910 - $77,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Clinical Data Analyst

Clinical data analysts manage and examine clinical data for their organization. Their typical duties include data reporting, data analytics, and data mining, as well as coordinating with relevant departments (for example, the clinical operations and clinical strategy departments) to determine areas for analysis and the appropriate metrics to ensure data analysis is optimally useful. They must develop plans for data-related projects, identifying necessary resources and determining timelines and milestones. Other tasks performed by clinical data analysts may include performing data validation, handling data reconciliation, and working to retrieve missing data as needed.

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Clinical Data Analyst Tasks

  • Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  • Create and run data reports on periodic and adhoc basis.
  • Develop programs and databases to assist staff in accurately capturing and recording data for study and validation.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Data Analyst


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Clinical Data Analysts may enjoy increased earnings if they become Clinical Data Managers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Clinical Data Manager earn a slightly higher median of $64K annually.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Data Analyst


Clinical Data Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAS, SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Clinical Research as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Clinical Data Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Data Analyst

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Data Analysts make a median salary of $65K. Clinical Data Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,670

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

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Data Analysts, 25 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Data Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+24 percent) and New York (+17 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent.

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Key Stats for Clinical Data Analyst

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Clinical Data Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%



National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Data Analyst Salaries

SAS
up arrow 13%

SQL
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National Average
$58,000

Clinical Data Management
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Clinical Research
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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