Earnings for Director, Clinical Data Managements in the United States come in at around $126K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up a slight majority of Director, Clinical Data Managements (52 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$81,531 - $169,599
MEDIAN: $125,576

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$81,531 - $169,599  
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$80,914 - $195,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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.


Director, Clinical Data Management Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.

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Skills That Affect Director, Clinical Data Management Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


52 %
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%