Clinical Operations Manager Salary

Clinical Operations Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $46K to $130K per year, median earnings come to $77K annually. In the world of Clinical Operations Managers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $130K at the top; this can include more than $18K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Clinical Operations Managers survey respondents are women (79 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,536 - $120,707
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,804
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$17.37 - $67.25
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$17
$29
$67
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,536 - $120,707  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,475  
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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$46,185 - $129,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.37 - $67.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.52  
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 - $18,475  
   
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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$46,185 - $129,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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 27 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources and Electronic Medical Records. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know 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 $66K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Clinical Operations Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Operations Managers, 48 percent above the national average. Clinical Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+43 percent), Durham (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Chicago (+25 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (6 percent less) and Minneapolis (4 percent less).

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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


Project Management
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$76,000

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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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