Clinical Project Manager Salary

Clinical Project Managers in the United States can expect wages of $84K per year on average. Cash earnings for Clinical Project Managers — including $16K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $54K to $129K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Clinical Project Managers survey respondents are women (74 percent). Work is enjoyable for Clinical Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$54,017 - $120,968
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$54K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,346
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$19.00 - $61.00
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$19
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$61
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,017 - $120,968  
   
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 - $129,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 - $129,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Clinical Project Managers only report a few specific 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. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $108K. 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 $116K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Clinical Project Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Clinical Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+31 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Raleigh (+9 percent), and New York (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 31 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. 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

Late-Career
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Experienced
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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
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 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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