Clinical Project Manager Salary

Average Clinical Project Managers in the United States make around $84K annually. In the world of Clinical Project Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $54K and $129K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $12K, respectively. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Clinical Project Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,022 - $119,890
(Median)
$54K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,470
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90%

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$19.27 - $51.82
(Median)
$19
$34
$52
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$54,022 - $119,890  
   
Bonus
$-0.46 - $15,384  
Profit Sharing
$86.29 - $12,365  
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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$54,215 - $129,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$36.16 - $50.11  
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
$-0.46 - $15,384  
   
Profit Sharing
$86.29 - $12,365  
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).
)
$54,215 - $129,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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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Clinical Project Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Clinical Data Management, Clinical Research, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Clinical Research and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Project Manager

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


Clinical Project Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $108K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $115K on average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Clinical Data Management
up arrow 33%



National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%