Clinical Manager Salary

Clinical Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $41K to $94K per year, median earnings come to $67K annually. Total cash earnings of Clinical Managers range from $41K on the low end to $94K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $4K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Clinical Managers (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,321 - $93,542
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,004
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$16.16 - $40.60
(Median)
$16
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$44,321 - $93,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,232  
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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$41,296 - $94,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 975
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.16 - $40.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.40  
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 - $9,232  
   
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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$41,296 - $94,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Clinical Managers who advance into the role of a Director of Operations are fairly uncommon. Directors of Operations on average earn $88K per year. More often than not, a Practice Manager role is the next step for Clinical Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Practice Managers is usually $53K. Many Clinical Managers choose to take on a Clinical Director role instead, where salaries are typically $70K.

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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. The majority of those 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.


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. 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 $65K. Clinical Managers see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $70K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Managers, 50 percent above the national average. Clinical Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+28 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Philadelphia (+27 percent), and Atlanta (+24 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (10 percent lower) and Austin (6 percent lower).

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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 4%

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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