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Clinical Trial Manager Salary

Median pay for Clinical Trial Managers in the United States is around $97K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Women make up the vast majority of Clinical Trial Managers (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Clinical Trial Managers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,844 - $123,444
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$63K
$97K
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MEDIAN: $96,696
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$17.12 - $68.96
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$62,844 - $123,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,514  
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$62,066 - $132,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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Hourly Rate
$17.12 - $68.96  
   
Overtime
$30.39 - $70.32  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,514  
   
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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$62,066 - $132,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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Known for taking on a considerable number of Clinical Trial Managers, Novartis, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Medpace, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Gilead Sciences, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $117K on average.


Clinical Trial Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Project Management and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Clinical Research and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $81K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $105K. Clinical Trial Managers bring in $109K after working for 10 to 20 years. Clinical Trial Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $110K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$99,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$99,000

Clinical Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%