Clinical Manager Salary

Clinical Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to one-half of Clinical Managers. Salaries average out to around $67K per year and spread from $41K to $94K per year. Total cash compensation for Clinical Managers runs from $41K to $94K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Clinical Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,321 - $94,100

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$16.15 - $40.48

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National Salary 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
Salary
$44,321 - $94,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,223  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,137  
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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$41,243 - $94,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 984
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.15 - $40.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.40  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,223  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,137  
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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$41,243 - $94,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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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It's not very common for Clinical Managers to move on to become Directors of Operations. Average pay for a Director of Operations is $88K annually. Going from Clinical Manager to Clinical Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $70K. Many others choose to work as Practice Managers, where pay is typically $53K.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Manager


Survey results show that Clinical Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Physical Therapy, Dialysis, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people who know Clinical Supervision also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Manager

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


For Clinical Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 $65K. Clinical Managers bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Clinical Managers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Managers will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+28 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+27 percent), and Atlanta (+24 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Houston and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Clinical Manager Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Manager Salaries

Physical Therapy
up arrow 28%

up arrow 13%

Wound Care
up arrow 10%

Case Management
up arrow 10%


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Clinical Supervision
0%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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