Clinical Supervisor Salary

Clinical Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority of Clinical Supervisors (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Clinical Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,670 - $77,023
$41K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,210
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$16.41 - $41.21
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MEDIAN: $24.40
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$0$79K
Salary $40,670 - $77,023
Bonus $485.53 - $5,163
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $1,100
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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$38,998 - $79,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,029
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $16.41 - $41.21
Overtime $21.62 - $54.23
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $485.53 - $5,163
Commission $1,100
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$38,998 - $79,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 473

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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

  • Oversee health workers in day-to-day operations, ensuring compliance and high quality of care.
  • Cover shifts when staffing challenges arise.
  • Lead, coach, mentor and instruct clinical staff, providing orientation and ongoing training.
  • Manage budget, operational metrics, and performance reviews.
  • Audit charts, schedules, and patient records to confirm documentation and safety needs are met.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Supervisor


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As Clinical Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Clinical Services, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Clinical Services earn $81K on average per year. More often than not, a Clinical Director role is the next step for Clinical Supervisors moving up in the field. Clinical Directors usually make $72K per year. Many other Clinical Supervisors choose to take on a Licensed Clinical Social Worker role, where salaries are typically $52K.

Clinical Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Supervisor


Catholic Charities, The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Easter Seals Inc., Maxim Healthcare Services, and Eliot Community Human Services, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Clinical Supervisors. Clinical Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Carolinas Healthcare Systems, where the average salary comes to $71K.

Popular Skills for Clinical Supervisor


Clinical Supervisors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Clinical Education, Bilingual, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 17 percent. Those listing Electronic Medical Records as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Patient Education and Training Program Development also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Clinical Supervision also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 484 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 525 salaries. An experienced Clinical Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 465 salaries. A Clinical Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 200 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,930

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Clinical Supervisors that is 24 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Clinical Supervisors is geography, with workers in Tampa earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Fort Worth and Portland (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Clinical Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Supervisor?

Clinical Supervisor in McLean:
"Stress Level."
Pros: I learn a lot.
Cons: Stress Level is HIGH.

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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Key Stats for Clinical Supervisor

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Clinical Supervisor Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$55,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Clinical Supervisor Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲17%

Clinical Education
▲16%

Bilingual
▲13%


Program Management
▲9%



National Average
$55,000

Clinical Supervision
▼1%

Training
▼1%

▼2%

Group Therapy
▼6%

Case Management
▼6%

Training Program Development
▼14%

Patient Education
▼16%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 16%
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