Clinical Trial Manager Salary

Clinical Trial Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $100K) surpassing six figures annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Clinical Trial Managers (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$64,281 - $131,512
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MEDIAN: $99,510
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$17.75 - $69.29
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$0$139K
Salary $64,281 - $131,512
Bonus $4,600 - $19,574
Profit Sharing $6,000
Total Pay (?
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$63,627 - $139,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 288
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $17.75 - $69.29
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$139K
Bonus $4,600 - $19,574
Profit Sharing $6,000
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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$63,627 - $139,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

  • Design, develop, and execute protocols for clinical trials that fit with existing regulations and standards.
  • Manage budget and schedule during clinical trials.
  • Write study documents, reports, and summaries of adverse events, progress, and employees.
  • 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.

Clinical Trial Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Trial Manager


Many Clinical Trial Managers can be found at Gilead Sciences, Inc., Novartis, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, PRA International, and Medpace, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Gilead Sciences, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $121K, though there is little variation overall ($82K to $142K). Also paying near the top of the field are Novartis at $116K, PRA International at $110K, and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, where Clinical Trial Managers annually earn $106K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research ($90K), Eli Lilly and Company ($90K), and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc ($106K).

Popular Skills for Clinical Trial Manager


Typical Clinical Trial Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those familiar with Project Management, Oncology and Clinical Research will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 3 percent to 6 percent above the national average. For most people, competency in Clinical Research indicates knowledge of Oncology.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Trial Manager

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Trial Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Trial Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Trial Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Clinical Trial Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 141 salaries. A Clinical Trial Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,969

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Clinical Trial Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Trial Managers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+23 percent), Raleigh (+19 percent), East Hanover (+9 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Clinical Trial Managers in Cincinnati take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (30 percent lower) and Houston (28 percent lower).

Clinical Trial Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Trial Manager?

Clinical Trial Manager in Tampa:
"Cool stuff to learn!"
Pros: I learn new things every day.
Cons: I sit in a chair a lot.

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Key Stats for Clinical Trial Manager

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$102,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries


▲4%


National Average
$102,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%
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