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Clinical Manager Salary

The three top-paying cities for Clinical Managers in the United States — Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia — are all on the East Coast. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Clinical Managers can bottom out near $41K or peak near $93K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Clinical Managers (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,612 - $93,005
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,714
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$16.01 - $40.23
(Median)
$16
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,612 - $93,005  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,319  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,438  
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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$40,691 - $93,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 917
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.01 - $40.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,438  
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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$40,691 - $93,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293

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Job Description for Clinical Manager

A clinical manager is a specialized manager who works in a clinic or medical office that provides primary and ongoing care. In a smaller organization, they are given authority by the doctors in the practice to manage the day-to-day treatment strategies that have been prescribed, and they are expected to ensure that all facets of care and scheduling are administered in an organized, effective manner. Clinical managers may also be employed in larger healthcare facilities as departmental managers. In these situations, the clinical manager normally oversees a department and its non-physician/specialist personnel. In this capacity, the clinical manager is also responsible for managing scheduling and keeping the department working in a way that coordinates with the doctors and needs of the patients. In all environments, they generally also coordinate with the medical office or the department manager to ensure that necessary equipment and supplies are purchased to meet treatment needs. A clinical manager generally works during regular business hours. He or she should expect to spend much of their time on their feet and walking.

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Clinical Manager Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day operational activities.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, and participate in care plan development.
  • Supervise staff and give direction on quality and consistent patient care.
  • Manage the selection, training, and development of staff.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Manager


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Clinical Managers who go on to become Clinical Operations Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Clinical Operations Manager, an upper-level role, pays $71K. More often than not, a Practice Manager role is the next step for Clinical Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Practice Managers is usually $53K. Many Clinical Managers choose to take on a Clinical Director role instead, where salaries are typically $70K.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Physical Therapy, Dialysis, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those educated in Clinical Supervision tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Manager

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


Clinical Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. Clinical Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Clinical Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


Clinical Managers in search of above-average pay will head east: In particular, Clinical Managers in Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Austin and 4 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Clinical Manager Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Manager Salaries

Physical Therapy
up arrow 29%

up arrow 12%

Case Management
up arrow 9%

Wound Care
up arrow 8%


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%