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Clinical Manager Salary

Clinical Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and about one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $67K annually, but may range from $41K to $93K 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 $93K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Clinical Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Clinical Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,891 - $93,108
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,873
10%
50%
90%

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$16.03 - $40.18
(Median)
$16
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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
$43,891 - $93,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,950  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,404  
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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$41,007 - $93,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 930
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$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.03 - $40.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.03  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,404  
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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$41,007 - $93,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296

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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. The most common career progression for Clinical Managers leads to becoming a Clinical Director, where average pay is $70K annually. However, many Clinical Managers also opt to become Practice Managers. Typically, a Practice Manager brings home $53K.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Manager


Survey results imply that Clinical Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Physical Therapy, Dialysis, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 12 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Clinical Supervision indicates knowledge of 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. Clinical Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Clinical Managers that is 54 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+31 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), Philadelphia (+25 percent), and Fort Worth (+22 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (5 percent less) and Indianapolis (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Clinical Manager Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Manager Salaries

Physical Therapy
up arrow 29%

up arrow 12%

Wound Care
up arrow 9%

Case Management
up arrow 9%


Operations Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Clinical Supervision
0%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

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: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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