Clinical Manager Salary

Clinical Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent one-half of Clinical Managers. Salaries average out to around $67K per year and spread from $41K to $94K per year. In the world of Clinical Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $94K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Clinical Managers (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,243 - $93,504
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,040
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50%
90%

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$16.16 - $40.60
(Median)
$16
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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50%
90%

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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
$44,243 - $93,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,990  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,156  
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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$41,205 - $93,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 960
National Hourly Rate 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$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.16 - $40.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.56  
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 - $8,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,156  
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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$41,205 - $93,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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 not the most common occurrence, Clinical Managers sometimes become Directors of Operations, where the average income is $87K per year. More often than not, a Clinical Director role is the next step for Clinical Managers moving up in the field. Clinical Directors usually make $70K per year. Many other Clinical Managers choose to take on a Practice Manager role, where salaries are typically $53K.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Manager


Clinical Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. 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.


For many Clinical Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. Clinical Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Clinical Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Managers, 50 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Managers will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+28 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Philadelphia (+27 percent), and Atlanta (+24 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Austin (10 percent lower and 6 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 9%


Operations Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Clinical Supervision
0%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 221 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
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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