Clinical Project Manager Salary

Average Clinical Project Managers in the United States make around $86K annually. Final cash compensation to Clinical Project Managers varies from around $55K to approximately $130K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $12K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Female Clinical Project Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,317 - $120,395
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$54K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,670
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$24.08 - $68.11
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,317 - $120,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,127  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$54,753 - $129,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 529
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.08 - $68.11  
   
Overtime
$41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$54,753 - $129,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Clinical Project Manager

Clinical project managers conduct and supervise clinical trials. They are responsible for managing a group of clinical professionals during the trial phases and create progress reports based on the team's findings.

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Clinical Project Manager Tasks

  • Track and study all available metrics on progress, finances, and obstacles to make recommendations.
  • Develop and implement project plans with milestones, schedules, and communication mechanisms.
  • Scope projects with an eye towards client expectations as well as current capabilities and competing deadlines.
  • Coordinate between clients, in-house teams, vendors, and other groups.

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Job skills reported by Clinical Project Managers are limited. Most notably, facility with Clinical Data Management and Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management. Competency in Clinical Research frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Project Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Clinical Project Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $70K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Clinical Project Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $116K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,294

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For Clinical Project Managers, working in the bustling city of Irvine has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+31 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Raleigh (+14 percent), and Philadelphia (+11 percent). Clinical Project Managers in Chicago earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. New Haven and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 24 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


Mid-Career
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National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Clinical Data Management
up arrow 31%

Clinical Research
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$87,000

Budget Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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