Clinical Project Manager Salary

Clinical Project Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $84K annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Clinical Project Managers spread between $55K and $129K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Project Managers making up 74 percent. Most Clinical Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,447 - $120,403

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$19.27 - $51.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,447 - $120,403  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,288  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
Total Pay (?
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$54,651 - $129,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $51.95  
   
Overtime
$36.63 - $50.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,288  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$54,651 - $129,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Typical 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 34 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Budget Management. Aptitude in Clinical Research tends to also indicate an understanding of 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $107K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $115K.

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 San Diego (+23 percent), Raleigh (+9 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). Clinical Project Managers in Chicago make 31 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New Haven (23 percent lower) and Durham (13 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Project Manager Salaries

Clinical Data Management
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National Average
$86,000

Budget Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

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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