Clinical Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Clinical Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K annually. In the world of Clinical Supervisors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $77K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Clinical Supervisors are female. Most Clinical Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,035 - $75,526
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,805
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$15.85 - $38.92
(Median)
$16
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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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
$39,035 - $75,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
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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$37,408 - $77,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,037
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.85 - $38.92  
   
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 - $3,084  
   
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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$37,408 - $77,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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 transition into a Director of Clinical Services role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $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


Clinical Supervisors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Those educated in Clinical Supervision tend to be well versed in Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Clinical Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Clinical Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Milwaukee is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Supervisors, 26 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+25 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Charlotte (+13 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (14 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

Clinical Supervision
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People Management
0%

National Average
$52,000

Program Management
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Case Management
up arrow 1%

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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