Clinical Operations Manager Salary

Clinical Operations Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $80K per year, but may range from $51K to $128K per year. In the world of Clinical Operations Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $128K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $18K and $6K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Clinical Operations Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Most Clinical Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,113 - $122,294
$52K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,489
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$17.00 - $51.46
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MEDIAN: $28.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,113 - $122,294  
   
Bonus
$51.52 - $18,180  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,234  
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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$50,659 - $128,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $51.46  
   
Overtime
$52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$51.52 - $18,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,234  
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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$50,659 - $128,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

  • Ensure trials remain within budget and use resources efficiently, identify, and apply for sources of funding.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate the performance of clinic researchers.
  • Work with researchers to make sure research meets quality and regulatory standards.
  • Develop, review, and enforce policies and protocols for conducting trials and obtaining consent from trial participants.
  • Oversee and direct the running of clinical trials at a medical research laboratory.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Operations Manager


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Many Clinical Operations Managers transition into upper-level Director of Operations positions. Directors of Operations earn a median of $89K per year. Many Clinical Operations Managers advance into roles as Practice Managers or Clinical Services Directors, but the median salaries are $27K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Operations Manager


Survey results imply that Clinical Operations Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records, Human Resources, and Operations Management. Most people skilled in Budget Management are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Operations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Clinical Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 196 salaries. A Clinical Operations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,272

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For Clinical Operations Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 54 percent greater than the national average. Clinical Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+37 percent), Boston (+27 percent), Raleigh (+25 percent), and Durham (+18 percent). Clinical Operations Managers in San Antonio earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (16 percent lower) and Los Angeles (13 percent lower).

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Clinical Operations Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Clinical Operations Manager Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

National Average
$80,000

▼4%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries




Clinical Supervision
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National Average
$80,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%
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