Clinical Operations Manager Salary (United States)

With a little over a 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 $73,795 annually and can range from $45,908 on the lower end to $131,490 per year near the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Clinical Operations Managers make up most of the field at 75 percent. Job satisfaction for Clinical Operations Managers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Clinical Operations Manager Salary (?
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$47,713 - $122,183
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Clinical Operations Manager Salary (?
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$17.39 - $60.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$47,713 - $122,183  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,354  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $14,950  
Total Pay (?
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$45,908 - $131,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 524
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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

Clinical Operations Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Research can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 48 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Human Resources. Most people skilled in Budget Management are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $64K to $77K. Compensation is $83K after 10 to 20 years. Pay actually shrinks for Clinical Operations Managers after two decades in the profession, averaging $80K. Clinical Operations Managers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$74,000
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With a pay rate for Clinical Operations Managers that is 46 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Durham are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Clinical Operations Managers earning around 34 percent, 32 percent, 29 percent, and 29 percent more than average. Clinical Operations Managers in Cincinnati report much lower salaries than the rest of the country—26 percent below the national average—proving that residency is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (-9 percent) and Los Angeles (-6 percent).

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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$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%