Clinical Operations Manager Salary

Clinical Operations Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K per year on average but can range from $46K to $131K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Clinical Operations Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most Clinical Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,182 - $122,406
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$48K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,182
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$17.08 - $67.57
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,182 - $122,406  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,578  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $6,750  
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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$45,612 - $131,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 511
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.08 - $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 - $19,578  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $6,750  
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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$45,612 - $131,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


Clinical Operations Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources and Electronic Medical Records. 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $75K. Clinical Operations Managers bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $84K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Clinical Operations Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 50 percent greater than the national average. Clinical Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+35 percent), Boston (+30 percent), Durham (+25 percent), and Chicago (+24 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles. Workers in Minneapolis and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, 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
$76,000



Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries



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$76,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%