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Clinical Operations Manager Salary

A little 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. With some bonuses approaching $19K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Clinical Operations Managers spread between $45K and $131K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Clinical Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Operations Managers making up 79 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,921 - $122,525
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,710
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$16.78 - $66.41
(Median)
$17
$28
$66
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
$47,921 - $122,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,465  
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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$45,336 - $130,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 508
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.78 - $66.41  
   
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 - $19,465  
   
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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$45,336 - $130,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 show that Clinical Operations Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources and Electronic Medical Records. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $65K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. On average, Clinical Operations Managers make $85K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $84K.

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 Boston (+44 percent), San Diego (+36 percent), Durham (+26 percent), and New York (+26 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Denver (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
$75,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries


Project Management
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National Average
$75,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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