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Clinical Supervisor Salary (United States)

Clinical Supervisors in the United States typically take home $52K per year. In the world of Clinical Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $76K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $5K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Clinical Supervisors (84 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Clinical Supervisor Salary (?
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$38,644 - $75,414
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MEDIAN: $52,384
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Clinical Supervisor Salary (?
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$15.51 - $37.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,644 - $75,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,092  
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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$36,761 - $76,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 749
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $37.29  
   
Overtime
$16.53 - $48.66  
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 - $3,092  
   
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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$36,761 - $76,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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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While not commonly seen, Clinical Supervisors who transition into a Director of Clinical Services position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Directors of Clinical Services is $78K per year. A more common career path for Clinical Supervisors is stepping into the role of Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Clinical Director.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Clinical Supervision, People Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training Program Development. Most people who know 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.
Clinical Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $46K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Clinical Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $59K on average. The largest share of Clinical Supervisors have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

Milwaukee
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San Diego
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New York
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Atlanta
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Richmond
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Seattle
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Charlotte
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Phoenix
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National Average
$52,000
Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Austin
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Pittsburgh
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Portland
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Houston
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Clinical Supervisors, busy Milwaukee offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, and Atlanta, top-paying markets where Clinical Supervisors rake in more than the national norm (+27 percent, +22 percent, +19 percent, and +18 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin and Portland (11 percent lower).

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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National Average
$52,000
People Management
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Training
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Counseling
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Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%