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Clinical Project Manager Salary (United States)

The average Clinical Project Manager in the United States earns approximately $82K annually. Cash earnings for Clinical Project Managers — including $15K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $53K to $126K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all workers, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Clinical Project Managers are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Clinical Project Manager Salary (?
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$53,097 - $116,343
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MEDIAN: $82,351
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Clinical Project Manager Salary (?
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$19.02 - $51.28
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$53,097 - $116,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,135  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $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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$53,088 - $125,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
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$19.02 - $51.28  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $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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$53,088 - $125,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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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Typical Clinical Project Managers report a focused set of job skills. Clinical Research and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 7 percent respectively. Employees educated in Clinical Research are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $88K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $105K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $109K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Irvine
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San Diego
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Raleigh
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National Average
$84,000
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Indianapolis
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New Haven
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For those looking to make money, Clinical Project Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Irvine, Princeton, San Diego, and Raleigh, where Clinical Project Managers typically earn around 35 percent, 28 percent, 18 percent, and 6 percent more than usual. One of the biggest compensable factors for Clinical Project Managers is geography, with workers in New Haven earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Boston and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$84,000
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Skills That Affect Clinical Project Manager Salaries

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$84,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%