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Clinical Trial Manager Salary (United States)

Clinical Trial Managers in the United States pull down an average of $96K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair portion. Most Clinical Trial Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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  
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  
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

Novartis offers the largest salaries in town ($114K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $63K to $150K.
Employees at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc can also expect below-average earnings.

Survey takers who work as Clinical Trial Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Clinical Research. Competency in Clinical Research frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Trial Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $79K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $105K. On average, Clinical Trial Managers make $108K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $107K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, slightly more than half land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up more than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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National Average
$100,000
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Philadelphia
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Clinical Trial Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Clinical Trial Managers will also find cushy salaries in East Hanover (+12 percent) and Princeton (+9 percent). Clinical Trial Managers in Cincinnati take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (16 percent less) and Boston (13 percent less).

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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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Highly satisfied
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%