Clinical Project Manager Salary

Median pay for Clinical Project Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $84K annually. Total cash compensation to Clinical Project Managers approaches anywhere from $54K on the lower end to $129K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Most Clinical Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Clinical Project Managers survey respondents are women (75 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,017 - $120,771
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$54K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,349
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$19.00 - $61.00
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,017 - $120,771  
   
Bonus
$-0.46 - $15,537  
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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$54,179 - $129,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $61.00  
   
Overtime
$36.63 - $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 - $15,537  
   
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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$54,179 - $129,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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Popular Skills for Clinical Project Manager


Job skills reported by Clinical Project Managers are limited. 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 34 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Budget Management. The majority of those who know Clinical Research also know Budget 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $107K. 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 $116K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Clinical Project Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. Clinical Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+31 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Raleigh (+9 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Clinical Project Managers in Chicago earn salaries far below the national average by 31 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 23 percent less in New Haven and 19 percent less in Durham, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Clinical Project Manager Salaries

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National Average
$86,000

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Skills That Affect Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Clinical Data Management
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National Average
$86,000

Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%
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