Clinical Project Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Clinical Project Managers in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $84,151 per year. Compensation ranges from $53,088 on the low end to $125,735 per year on the high end. Total cash compensation runs from $53,097 to $116,343, including potential for up to $15,135 each from bonuses and profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; the vast majority receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 77 percent of workers. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Project Managers. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$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  
PayScale
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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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Project Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Clinical Project Managers increases steadily with experience. Beginning workers can expect to earn $67K starting out, which grows to $88K after five to 10 years. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belt earn around $105K, climbing well into the six-figure pool. After two decades on the job, Clinical Project Managers see salary growth dwindle, averaging $109K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 7 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Irvine
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San Diego
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National Average
$84,000
Durham
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Denver
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Indianapolis
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New Haven
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Home to some of the best pay for Clinical Project Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Irvine, Princeton, San Diego, and Raleigh, where Clinical Project Managers annually earn 35 percent, 28 percent, 18 percent, and 6 percent more than the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Clinical Project Managers in New Haven earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Workers in Boston and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-14 percent and -9 percent).

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Experience Affects Clinical Project Manager Salaries

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

National Average
$84,000

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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%
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