Clinical Operations Manager Salary

With just below three-fifths of Clinical Operations Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $47K to $132K per year and averages out to $78K annually. Final cash compensation to Clinical Operations Managers varies from around $47K to approximately $132K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $15K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female Clinical Operations Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,137 - $124,393
(Median)
$49K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,672
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$17.48 - $68.13
(Median)
$17
$29
$68
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,137 - $124,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,197  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
Commission
$2,250  
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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$47,482 - $131,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.48 - $68.13  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $53.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,197  
   
Commission
$2,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$47,482 - $131,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Clinical Operations Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Clinical Services Director. Median pay for Clinical Services Directors is $70K.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Operations Manager


Clinical Operations Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 12 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources, Electronic Medical Records, and Operations Management. 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $76K. Clinical Operations Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $86K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $85K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,333

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Clinical Operations Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+35 percent), Durham (+23 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Denver and Minneapolis earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 6 percent.

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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
$77,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries


People Management
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Clinical Supervision
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Budget Management
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National Average
$77,000

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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