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Clinical Manager Salary (United States)

With half of Clinical Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Clinical Managers is $67K per year and can range from $41K on the lower end to $93K per year near the higher end. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Clinical Managers spread between $41K and $93K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Clinical Managers (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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Clinical Manager Salary (?
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$43,401 - $93,417
(Median)
43K
54K
67K
79K
93K
MEDIAN: $66,772
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Clinical Manager Salary (?
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$16.05 - $40.32
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,401 - $93,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,292  
Profit Sharing
$0.93 - $4,108  
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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$40,901 - $93,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 831
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $40.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.79  
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 - $8,292  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.93 - $4,108  
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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$40,901 - $93,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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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 sometimes move into a Clinical Operations Manager role, where the salary is similar. 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 $70K per year. Another common career choice for Clinical Managers is to move into a Practice Manager role. Typically, Practice Managers get paid $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 29 percent, 13 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. Clinical Managers bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $71K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Seattle
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Portland
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Louisville
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Chicago
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Denver
0%
National Average
$65,000
Dallas
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Austin
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Houston
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Indianapolis
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Omaha
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Managers, 54 percent above the national average. Clinical Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+26 percent), Philadelphia (+24 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Portland (+17 percent). Omaha ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (10 percent lower) and Houston (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Clinical Manager Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Manager Salaries

Physical Therapy
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up arrow 13%
Wound Care
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Case Management
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Operations Management
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People Management
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Clinical Supervision
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National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 225 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
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: 55% employee benefits None: 18%