Clinical Operations Manager Salary

Clinical Operations Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Clinical Operations Managers. Salaries average out to around $78K per year and spread from $47K to $132K per year. Total cash compensation to Clinical Operations Managers approaches anywhere from $47K on the lower end to $132K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $19K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Clinical Operations Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most Clinical Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's 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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90%

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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.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Operations Manager


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Clinical Operations Managers who go on to become Clinical Services Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Clinical Services Director, an upper-level role, pays $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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources, Electronic Medical Records, and Operations Management. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $66K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Operations Managers make a median salary of $86K. For some reason, Clinical Operations Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,333

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

For Clinical Operations Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Clinical Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+35 percent), Durham (+23 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver and Minneapolis (6 percent lower).

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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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