The average salary for Clinical Supervisors in the United States is $55K annually, and pay runs especially high in Dallas, where the average is $79K. Clinical Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+22 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,794 - $76,158
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,528
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90%

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$16.74 - $40.32
(Median)
$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,794 - $76,158  
   
Bonus
$288.28 - $6,183  
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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$38,550 - $78,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,023
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.74 - $40.32  
   
Overtime
$22.06 - $53.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$288.28 - $6,183  
   
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).
)
$38,550 - $78,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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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.

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At the upper end, Clinical Supervisors who move into a Director of Clinical Services role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Directors of Clinical Services is a much higher $81K per year. The most common promotion for Clinical Supervisors is Clinical Director, a position that typically pays $72K annually. Another standard transition for Clinical Supervisors seeking advancement is to assume a Licensed Clinical Social Worker role, where pay is often $52K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Supervisor


Those at The Center for Autism and Related Disorders can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $68K.

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, Program Development, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Patient Education, Training Program Development, and Electronic Medical Records. The majority of those 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Clinical Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,075

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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
$54,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Supervisor Salaries

Clinical Education
up arrow 18%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 18%


Program Management
up arrow 6%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

People Management
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$54,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 5%

Group Therapy
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 10%

Training Program Development
up arrow 12%

Patient Education
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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