Clinical Data Analyst Salary

Median pay for Clinical Data Analysts in the United States is around $60K annually. Pay generally varies between $37K and $82K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Clinical Data Analysts (68 percent) who took the survey are women. The majority of Clinical Data Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a majority collect vision insurance.

$39,581 - $84,475
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$40K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,530
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$15.35 - $34.09
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$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,581 - $84,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$36,765 - $82,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $34.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$36,765 - $82,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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

  • 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.
  • Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Data Analyst


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Many Clinical Data Analysts move into Clinical Data Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $64K per year.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Data Analyst


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in SQL, SAS, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel 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 proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Data Analyst

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. Clinical Data Analysts see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $60K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Clinical Data Analyst Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Data Analyst Salaries

SQL
up arrow 5%

SAS
up arrow 4%

National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Clinical Data Management
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Clinical Research
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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