Clinical Operations Manager Salary

With more than half of Clinical Operations Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Clinical Operations Managers is $77K per year and can range from $46K on the lower end to $130K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation for Clinical Operations Managers runs from $46K to $130K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Clinical Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$48,429 - $120,800
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,940
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$17.35 - $67.57
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$17
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$68
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,429 - $120,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,609  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,681  
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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$46,371 - $129,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 515
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.35 - $67.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,609  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,681  
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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$46,371 - $129,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Clinical Operations Manager

Clinical operations manager jobs generally work for organizations in the medical field and are responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day activities for the medical portion of the organization. This includes the management of customer service, sales, and billing, as well as the general management of the operations staff. The clinical operations manager is responsible for overseeing employees and delegating work tasks throughout the department to ensure that thee tasks are completed properly and in a timely manner. They work with engineers, project managers, technicians, accounting representatives, and administrative workers. Additionally, some clinical operations managers communicate with customers or outside vendors.

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Clinical Operations Manager Tasks

  • Guide projects, remain sensitive to available resources, compliance and therapeutic nuances.
  • Assess treatment protocols internally or for formal clinical trials, including documentation and recommendations.
  • Track and analyze patient and staff resource utilization to increase efficiency and compliance.
  • Manage clinical operations, including day-to-day staffing, patient care, resource distribution and business activities.
  • Direct budget, reports, and contingency planning.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Operations Manager


Clinical Operations Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Research command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources and Electronic Medical Records. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $66K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. Clinical Operations Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Clinical Operations Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Clinical Operations Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 48 percent above the national average. Clinical Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+42 percent), Durham (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Chicago (+24 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 9 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Minneapolis (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Clinical Operations Manager?

Clinical Operations Manager in Boston:
"Great Job That Builds Sales Skills."
Pros: I enjoy learning CRM and sales skills, as well as furthering my knowledge of the clinical research industry. I have a much better appreciation for the business side of research.
Cons: I do not like endless emailing and sitting in front of the screen for 40+ hours a week for work- I rather prefer face to face interactions and presentations.

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Experience Affects Clinical Operations Manager Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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