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Clinical Trial Manager Salary

Pay for Clinical Trial Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $97K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and tenure. Job satisfaction for Clinical Trial Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$62,575 - $123,780
(Median)
$63K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,684
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$17.12 - $68.96
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,575 - $123,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,493  
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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$61,874 - $132,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.12 - $68.96  
   
Overtime
$30.39 - $70.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,493  
   
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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$61,874 - $132,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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. Gilead Sciences, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $117K.


Survey results show that Clinical Trial Managers typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Inexperienced workers earn around $81K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average 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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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$99,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Project Management
0%

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
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%
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