Clinical Project Manager Salary

Median pay for Clinical Project Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $86K annually. Cash earnings for Clinical Project Managers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $55K to approximately $130K. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Most Clinical Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Project Managers making up 76 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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 seem to negatively impact pay include Budget Management. Many workers who know Clinical Research also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Project Manager

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


Clinical Project Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $106K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $116K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,294

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For Clinical Project Managers, Irvine provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. 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). Location significantly influences compensation, with Chicago Clinical Project Managers earning much less — 30 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 24 percent less in New Haven and 14 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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