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Clinical Operations Manager Salary (United States)

Just over a half of Clinical Operations Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $46K to $130K per year, but median earnings come to around $75K annually. Total cash compensation for Clinical Operations Managers runs from $46K to $130K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Clinical Operations Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. For the most part, Clinical Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Clinical Operations Manager Salary (?
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$47,884 - $121,598
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MEDIAN: $75,078
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Clinical Operations Manager Salary (?
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$17.41 - $60.00
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,884 - $121,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,064  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $11,750  
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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$46,453 - $130,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.41 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $50.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $11,750  
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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$46,453 - $130,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Research can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 46 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources and Electronic Medical Records. 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.
The average beginner in this position makes around $65K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. On average, Clinical Operations Managers make $84K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $82K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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National Average
$74,000
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Operations Managers, 52 percent above the national average. Clinical Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+47 percent), Boston (+33 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), and Durham (+28 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 8 percent below the national average. Employers in Los Angeles and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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

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National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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