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Clinical Manager Salary

The East Coast offers the largest salaries to Clinical Managers; the three top-paying cities in the field are Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Clinical Managers spread between $41K and $94K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Clinical Managers who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,023 - $93,266
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,977
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$16.15 - $40.27
(Median)
$16
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$44,023 - $93,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,929  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,250  
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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$41,165 - $93,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 942
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
$16.15 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.90  
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 - $8,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,250  
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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$41,165 - $93,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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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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As Clinical Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Clinical Operations Manager position pays around the same amount as the Clinical Manager job on average. With an annual salary of $70K, Clinical Director is the most common role for Clinical Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Practice Manager role — which usually pays $53K — is also typical for Clinical Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Manager


Clinical Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Physical Therapy, Dialysis, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 12 percent, and 9 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.


Clinical Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. Clinical Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Clinical Managers, Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, three eastern American cities, are home to the highest salaries in the country, all offering a rate above the national average. Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Austin and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 percent less, 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 12%

Case Management
up arrow 9%

Wound Care
up arrow 8%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

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 227 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
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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