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Clinical Operations Manager Salary

Slightly more than half of Clinical Operations Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $45K to $131K per year, but median earnings come to around $77K per year. Cash earnings for Clinical Operations Managers — including $19K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $131K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Clinical Operations Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Operations Managers making up 78 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,871 - $122,153
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,710
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$16.64 - $67.57
(Median)
$17
$28
$68
MEDIAN: $28.00
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,871 - $122,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,494  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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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$45,443 - $130,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $67.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.68  
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 - $19,494  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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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$45,443 - $130,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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


Survey results suggest that Clinical Operations Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources and Electronic Medical Records. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $65K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $75K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Operations Managers make a median salary of $85K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Clinical Operations Managers that is 51 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+36 percent), Boston (+32 percent), Durham (+26 percent), and New York (+26 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Minneapolis and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent less).

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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
$75,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries



National Average
$75,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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