Clinical Trial Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Clinical Trial Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $99,641 annually. The range in pay spans from $61,098 to $133,391 per year. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group—the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; nearly all receive both medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. Job satisfaction for Clinical Trial Managers is high. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Clinical Trial Manager Salary (?
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$61,970 - $123,264
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MEDIAN: $96,493
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Clinical Trial Manager Salary (?
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$17.03 - $69.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,970 - $123,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,812  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $14,250  
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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$61,098 - $133,391  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.03 - $69.63  
   
Overtime
$28.61 - $78.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,812  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $14,250  
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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$61,098 - $133,391  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Clinical Trial Manager

Clinical trial managers are responsible for managing the clinical trial process by implementing effective strategies for their organization. They are in charge of reviewing trial results using strict clinical procedures. In all tasks, clinical trial managers must comply with safety standards and respect privacy and confidentiality. They interact with clinical staff, review trial progress, and make changes to the trial structure and processes based on subject or team feedback. Clinical trial managers also analyze data based on trial results, interpreting research information, and creating detailed documentation. Other tasks performed by clinical trial managers include mentoring junior staff in acceptable clinical practices, conducting performance reviews, participating in hiring activities, and interviewing prospective personnel. Clinical trial managers also prepare manuals and present conclusions at conferences and seminars. They assist with budget preparation, as well as oversee assessments that include screening and testing procedures. Additionally, clinical trial managers review data collection policies, storage, and inventory duties.
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Clinical Trial Manager Tasks
  • Develop and implement enrollment strategies, monitoring to adjust for dropouts.
  • Monitor and track progress and obstacles during clinical trial, responding to day-to-day problems.
  • Write study documents, reports, and summaries of adverse events, progress, and employees.
  • Design, develop, and execute protocols for clinical trials that fit with existing regulations and standards.
  • Manage budget and schedule during clinical trials.

Clinical Trial Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Trial Manager

For Clinical Trial Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Novartis; in fact, typical earnings are around $113,782, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($63K versus $150K) is great.
Medpace, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $77,567. Workers at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc and Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $101,542 and $108,000, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Trial Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Compensation exceeds six figures—$105K—after five to 10 years, a solid increase from typical starting salaries of $79K. Pay amounts to $108K after 10 to 20 years. After working for two decades in the field, Clinical Trial Managers experience a drop in salary, averaging $107K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$100,000
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With a pay rate for Clinical Trial Managers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Trial Managers will also find cushy salaries in East Hanover (+12 percent) and Princeton (+9 percent). Place of residency plays a huge part in a Clinical Trial Manager's salary, with Cincinnati Clinical Trial Managers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around -16 percent in Philadelphia and -13 percent in Boston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$100,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$100,000
Clinical Research
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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