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Clinical Operations Manager Salary (United States)

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 $74K per year and can range from $46K on the lower end to $131K per year near the higher end. In the world of Clinical Operations Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $131K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $19K and $15K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. Female Clinical Operations Managers make up most of the field at 75 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Clinical Operations Manager Salary (?
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$47,713 - $122,183
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74K
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MEDIAN: $74,309
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Clinical Operations Manager Salary (?
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$17.39 - $60.00
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,713 - $122,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,354  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $14,950  
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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$45,908 - $131,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.39 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$24.36 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,354  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $14,950  
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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$45,908 - $131,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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 show that Clinical Operations Managers use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Research command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 48 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records and Human Resources. Most people who know Budget Management also know 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 $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $74K. For Clinical Operations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Clinical Operations Managers report making only $80K on average. The largest share of Clinical Operations Managers have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Chicago
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Boston
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Dallas
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New York
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National Average
$74,000
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Cincinnati
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For Clinical Operations Managers, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+34 percent), Chicago (+32 percent), Boston (+29 percent), and Durham (+29 percent). Clinical Operations Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Clinical Operations Managers in Cincinnati bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Los Angeles (6 percent lower).

Clinical Operations Manager Reviews

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
$74,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Operations Management
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National Average
$74,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%