Clinical Trial Manager Salary

Clinical Trial Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $98K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Clinical Trial Managers are female. For the most part, Clinical Trial Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$66,196 - $129,685
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MEDIAN: $98,125
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$17.45 - $69.77
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Salary
$66,196 - $129,685  
   
Bonus
$4,116 - $17,754  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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$65,749 - $137,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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$17.45 - $69.77  
   
Overtime
$70.32  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,116 - $17,754  
   
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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$65,749 - $137,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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


Clinical Trial Managers flock to Gilead Sciences, Inc., Novartis, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, PRA International, and Medpace, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Salary cannot be beat at Gilead Sciences, Inc., where median pay comes to $121K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $82K, and the higher end is not far away at $142K. Other big spenders include Novartis, PRA International, and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, top-paying firms where Clinical Trial Managers see paychecks nearing $116K, $110K, or $106K.

Workers at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Eli Lilly and Company, and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $90K, $90K, and $106K respectively.

Popular Skills for Clinical Trial Manager


Clinical Trial Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those familiar with Oncology, Project Management and Clinical Research will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 3 percent to 8 percent above the national average. Most people skilled in Clinical Research are similarly competent in Oncology.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Trial Manager

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $83K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $102K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Clinical Trial Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $115K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $109K.

Clinical Trial Manager Advice

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

Clinical Trial Manager in Harare:
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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Key Stats for Clinical Trial Manager

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

▲14%

Late-Career
▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$101,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Oncology
▲8%



National Average
$101,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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