Clinical Supervisor Salary

Clinical Supervisors in the United States take home an average $53K per year. Cash earnings for Clinical Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $37K to approximately $77K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Supervisors. Female Clinical Supervisors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,044 - $75,788
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,845
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$15.82 - $38.65
(Median)
$16
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,044 - $75,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,089  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,696  
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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$37,384 - $77,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,029
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.82 - $38.65  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $49.13  
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 - $3,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,696  
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).
)
$37,384 - $77,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Clinical Supervisors sometimes become Directors of Clinical Services, where the average income is $78K per year. Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is, more often than not, the most common role that Clinical Supervisors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is $51K. Another frequent advance is for Clinical Supervisors to assume a Clinical Director role; in this role, workers often take home $70K.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Clinical Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, People Management, Case Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records, Group Therapy, and Training Program Development. For most people, competency in Clinical Supervision indicates knowledge of 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. Clinical Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Clinical Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Milwaukee offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Supervisors, 26 percent above the national average. Clinical Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Charlotte (+13 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Workers in Pittsburgh and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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

Clinical Supervision
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People Management
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National Average
$52,000

Program Management
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Case Management
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Training
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Training Program Development
up arrow 9%

Group Therapy
up arrow 14%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 264 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%
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