An average Clinical Trial Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $97K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Clinical Trial Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. The majority of Clinical Trial Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$66,312 - $128,553
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$66K
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MEDIAN: $97,064
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Salary
$66,312 - $128,553  
   
Bonus
$4,061 - $17,879  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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$65,895 - $136,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $69.29  
   
Overtime
$70.32  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,061 - $17,879  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$65,895 - $136,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Trial Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Clinical Trial Managers, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Novartis, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, PRA International, and Medpace, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. 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.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research ($90K), Eli Lilly and Company ($90K), and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc ($106K).

Popular Skills for Clinical Trial Manager


Professional skills reported by Clinical Trial Managers are few in number. Oncology and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 5 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Clinical Research also know Oncology.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Trial Manager

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $83K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $100K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $114K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $107K by contrast.

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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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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Manager Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$100,000

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Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Manager Salaries

Oncology
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National Average
$100,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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