Clinical Trial Manager Salary

Salaries for Clinical Trial Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. For the most part, Clinical Trial Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Clinical Trial Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$65,625 - $130,579
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MEDIAN: $99,104
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$17.75 - $69.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,625 - $130,579  
   
Bonus
$4,919 - $18,246  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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$65,060 - $138,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304
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Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $69.29  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,919 - $18,246  
   
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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$65,060 - $138,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Trial Manager


Gilead Sciences, Inc., Novartis, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, PRA International, and Medpace, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Clinical Trial Managers. Although salaries only range from $82K to just $142K, Gilead Sciences, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $121K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Novartis, PRA International, and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, top-paying firms where Clinical Trial Managers rake in a massive $116K, $110K, or $106K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research ($90K), Eli Lilly and Company ($90K), and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc ($106K).

Popular Skills for Clinical Trial Manager


Clinical Trial Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Oncology, and Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is above average, leading to increases ranging from 3 percent to 6 percent. Most people skilled in Clinical Research are similarly competent in 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: $101,964

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

Home to some of the best pay for Clinical Trial Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. 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. Employers pay around 30 percent less in Nashville and 28 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Clinical Trial Manager

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 7%
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