Clinical Trial Manager Salary

On average, Clinical Trial Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($97K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,917 - $124,228
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$63K
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MEDIAN: $97,139
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$17.12 - $68.96
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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$62,917 - $124,228  
   
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$0.00 - $15,609  
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$62,401 - $133,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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$17.12 - $68.96  
   
Overtime
$30.39 - $70.32  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $15,609  
   
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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$62,401 - $133,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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. Clinical Trial Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Gilead Sciences, Inc., where the average salary comes to $117K.


Typical 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 also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Trial Manager

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


Clinical Trial Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $81K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $105K. Clinical Trial Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $110K. Clinical Trial Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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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

Project Management
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$100,000

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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
22%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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