Clinical Managers in the United States earn an average of $69K annually, and top pay can be found in Philadelphia, where the average is $98K. Clinical Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+33 percent), Baltimore (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), and New York (+24 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,598 - $99,326
$45K
$69K
$99K
MEDIAN: $68,803
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$15.85 - $42.77
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MEDIAN: $26.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,598 - $99,326  
   
Bonus
$0.40 - $10,231  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,400  
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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$40,833 - $98,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 731
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.85 - $42.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.40 - $10,231  
   
Commission
$9,433  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,400  
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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$40,833 - $98,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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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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There are some Clinical Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Directors of Operations, where earnings are an average $89K annually. As Clinical Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Clinical Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $71K per year. Another common career choice for Clinical Managers is to move into a Practice Manager role. Typically, Practice Managers get paid $54K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Manager


Fresenius Medical Care North America leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $89K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. — median pay is $80K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $63K and only reaching $95K.

Popular Skills for Clinical Manager


Clinical Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research, Team Leadership, and Physical Therapy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 78 percent, 29 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Office Management and Electronic Medical Records also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Clinical Supervision are similarly competent in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Clinical Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $72K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,272

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Clinical Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Clinical Manager

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Clinical Manager Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Manager Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 78%

Team Leadership
up arrow 29%

up arrow 24%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 24%

Wound Care
up arrow 7%



Case Management
0%

National Average
$67,000



Budget Management
up arrow 4%


Office Management
up arrow 28%

Training
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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