Clinical Trial Manager Salary

Clinical Trial Managers in the United States take home approximately $97K annually on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,950 - $123,760  
   
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$62,660 - $132,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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$30.39 - $70.32  
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$0.00 - $15,255  
   
Total Pay (?
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$62,660 - $132,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.

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Clinical Trial Managers flock to Novartis, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Medpace, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Gilead Sciences, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $117K.


Clinical Trial Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Project Management and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Clinical Research to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Trial Manager

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


Clinical Trial Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $82K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $103K. Clinical Trial Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $109K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $110K on average.

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Managing clinical trials requires absolute willingness to work hard and put up long hours. To lead and coordinate the team effectively you have to be fully conversant with the protocols and be adept at, training and mentoring, meet targets within a specified budget, risk assessment, have good problem solving skills and be an effective communicator.

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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

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National Average
$99,000

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Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$99,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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