Clinical Operations Manager Salary

Clinical Operations Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $46K to $129K per year, median earnings come to $77K per year. With some bonuses approaching $18K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Clinical Operations Managers spread between $46K and $129K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,649 - $120,303

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$17.40 - $66.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,649 - $120,303  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,432  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$46,459 - $129,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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Hourly Rate
$17.40 - $66.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,432  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,681  
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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$46,459 - $129,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 25 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources and Electronic Medical Records. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

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


For many Clinical Operations Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $66K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. Clinical Operations Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Clinical Operations Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Clinical Operations Managers that is 46 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 (+37 percent), Durham (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Chicago (+25 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Workers in Denver and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 5 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


People Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$76,000

Budget Management
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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