Clinical Data Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $59K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Clinical Data Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,224 - $79,335
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,366
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$16.75 - $35.26
(Median)
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,224 - $79,335  
   
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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$38,490 - $78,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $35.26  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $45.98  
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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$38,490 - $78,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.

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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


Survey results imply that Clinical Data Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Data Analyst

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $64K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Data Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 11%


National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Data Analyst Salaries

SAS
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$58,000

Clinical Data Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Clinical Research
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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