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Clinical Supervisor Salary (United States)

Average Clinical Supervisors in the United States make around $53K per year. In the world of Clinical Supervisors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $76K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Clinical Supervisors who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Clinical Supervisor Salary (?
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$38,868 - $75,565
(Median)
39K
53K
64K
76K
MEDIAN: $52,740
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Clinical Supervisor Salary (?
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$15.73 - $37.21
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,868 - $75,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,114  
Profit Sharing
$497.77 - $5,068  
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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$37,237 - $76,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 849
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $37.21  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $50.08  
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
$0.00 - $3,114  
   
Profit Sharing
$497.77 - $5,068  
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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$37,237 - $76,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
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Job Description for Clinical Supervisor

Generally, a clinical supervisor is the person responsible for the operational activities of a clinic. In that managerial role, the clinical supervisor performs a variety of operational and human resource-related tasks. They schedule, coordinate, and direct the activities of clinic employees; often, they schedule employees' hours and delegate the tasks to clinic employees to perform. The clinical supervisor oversees employees' activities to make sure they are of sufficient quality and meet the standards of all applicable laws and regulations. The clinical supervisor may also be in charge of ordering supplies for the clinic, monitoring the clinic's inventory, and aiding and supervising the maintenance of any clinic equipment.
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Clinical Supervisor Tasks
  • Manage budget, operational metrics, and performance reviews.
  • Audit charts, schedules, and patient records to confirm documentation and safety needs are met.
  • Lead, coach, mentor and instruct clinical staff, providing orientation and ongoing training.
  • Oversee health workers in day-to-day operations, ensuring compliance and high quality of care.
  • Cover shifts when staffing challenges arise.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Supervisor

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Clinical Supervisors who advance into the role of a Director of Clinical Services are fairly uncommon. Directors of Clinical Services on average earn $78K per year. Clinical Supervisors go on to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers more often than anything even though typical pay for the role is $51K. Clinical Supervisors who move into a Clinical Director role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $70K.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Supervisor

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Clinical Supervision, People Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training Program Development. Most people experienced in Clinical Supervision also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Clinical Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. Clinical Supervisors see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $59K.

Pay Difference By Location

Milwaukee
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Richmond
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Charlotte
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Seattle
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Phoenix
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Minneapolis
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Boston
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National Average
$52,000
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Clinical Supervisors in Milwaukee receive some of the highest pay in the country. Clinical Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), and San Diego (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (12 percent less) and Austin (11 percent less).

Clinical Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Clinical Supervisor?
Clinical Supervisor in Nacogdoches:
"Clinical Supervisor."
Pros: Getting the opportunity to work with a great group of hard working individuals. The flexibility of being able to leave or take off if I absolutely have to.
Cons: Not having enough people to properly perform our duties. The stress of dealing with uncooperative employees.

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Experience Affects Clinical Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Supervisor Salaries

Program Management
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Clinical Supervision
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People Management
0%
National Average
$52,000
Training
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Counseling
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Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%