Clinical Trial Manager Salary

The average Clinical Trial Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $97K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Clinical Trial Managers (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,983 - $123,964
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MEDIAN: $97,106
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$17.12 - $68.96
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$0.00 - $15,342  
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$62,452 - $132,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 364
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$17.12 - $68.96  
   
Overtime
$30.39 - $70.32  
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$0.00 - $15,342  
   
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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$62,452 - $132,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Clinical Trial Managers include Novartis, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Medpace, Inc. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Gilead Sciences, Inc. offers the most; Clinical Trial Managers earn $117K on average there.


Clinical Trial Managers report a focused set of job 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.


For many Clinical Trial Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $81K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $104K. Clinical Trial Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $109K. Clinical Trial Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $110K.

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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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$100,000

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Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

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$100,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 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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