Median pay for Clinical Managers in the United States comes out to approximately $69K per year, but employers in Philadelphia pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $102K. Clinical Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+31 percent), Baltimore (+29 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Dallas (+20 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,161 - $97,901
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$45K
$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,818
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$15.82 - $42.32
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$16
$26
$42
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,161 - $97,901  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $10,195  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,757  
Commission
$9,433  
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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$40,942 - $97,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.82 - $42.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.67 - $10,195  
   
Commission
$9,433  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,757  
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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$40,942 - $97,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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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Though some Clinical Managers move into positions like Director of Operations (where the average salary is $88K), this progression is not the norm. The most common career progression for Clinical Managers leads to becoming a Clinical Director, where average pay is $72K annually. However, many Clinical Managers also opt to become Practice Managers. Typically, a Practice Manager brings home $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Manager


Beacon Health Strategies leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $87K.

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $77K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $93K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Clinical Manager


Clinical Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research, Physical Therapy, and Dialysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 75 percent, 24 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Those listing Office Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electronic Medical Records and Budget Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Clinical Supervision also tend to know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Clinical Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $67K. Clinical Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Clinical Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $73K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,142

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Clinical Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Clinical Manager?

Clinical Manager in Auburn:
"Mostly good but stress is high."
Pros: There are a lot of professional trainings that are offered by the agency. Also, they pay cash into HSA account that can be used for health care deductibles.
Cons: High stress and turnover make it difficult to keep employees happy. Also compensation is not livable on your own.

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Experience Affects Clinical Manager Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Manager Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 75%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 24%

up arrow 20%

Wound Care
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$67,000

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%


Office Management
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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