Director, Clinical Data Management Salary

Director, Clinical Data Managements in the United States can expect to earn an average of $125K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men working as Director, Clinical Data Managements who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$77,777 - $169,189
MEDIAN: $124,873

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$78,790 - $186,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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

  • 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.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Director, Clinical Data Managements. 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 $107K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $140K in this role. Director, Clinical Data Managements who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $153K on average.

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Experience Affects Director, Clinical Data Management Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Clinical Data Management Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


47 %
53 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%