Director, Clinical Data Management Salary
Job Description for Director, Clinical Data Management
Clinical data management directors are responsible for ensuring that the service delivered for clinical data is of the highest quality, as well as planning, leading, and interacting directly with a project team which manages and processes clients' data and information.Read More...
Clinical data management directors interact primarily with technical employees as subordinates who are responsible for data collection, pipelines, the downstream warehouse, and reporting and analytics. Policies must be established to ensure compliance with all medical guidelines and regulations concerning data privacy, and these directors also plan and carry out periodic security and privacy audits.
A college degree in a scientific field is often required for this position, and knowledge of drug development processes with an emphasis on clinical trials, especially handling data from clinical trials, is also important. Clinical data management directors must be able to understand and set budgets related to data management, as well as how to establish the project team's goals in a cost-efficient manner. They must also combine team-management skills with technical knowledge, a broad understanding of regulations related to clinical data, interacting with customers, and articulating plans to set and achieve data management goals.
Director, Clinical Data Management Tasks
- Audit, quality control and spot check databases, ensuring quality of information processes are in place.
- Collaborate with other teams and deaprtments to define needs and deliver data.
- Lead data management and analysis efforts, supervising staff and approving deliverables.
- Review protocols for clinical trials, including keeping up to date with FDA or other federal standards.
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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Clinical Data Management
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Director, Clinical Data Managements generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $87K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $109K. Director, Clinical Data Managements who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $141K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $164K.