Senior Clinical Data Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than two-thirds of Senior Clinical Data Managers. Salaries average out to around $92K per year and spread from $62K to $134K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. The majority of Senior Clinical Data Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$60,267 - $119,430
(Median)
$60K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,009
10%
50%
90%

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$34.65 - $98.82
(Median)
$35
$42
$99
MEDIAN: $42.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,267 - $119,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,064  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$62,001 - $134,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$34.65 - $98.82  
   
Overtime
$60.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$62,001 - $134,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Senior Clinical Data Manager

Senior clinical data managers work on all aspects of data management for medical research projects and work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, university research programs, the government, and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. They are generally responsible for tasks such as working with databases, project-coding, delegating tasks to employees, scheduling deadlines, supporting the organization with technical proficiency and knowledge, and enforcing quality control and standards for research data.

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Senior Clinical Data Manager Tasks

  • Build and maintain data standards for clinical trials.
  • Assist with study start up including protocol review, case report form design, database design, dataset specifications, data transfer specifications, and review of data management and handling plans.
  • Develop and implement the data correction process, discrepancy resolution, data control activities, and data validation plans.
  • Support clinical trial studies from preparation through closeout including regulatory submissions by standardizing data management.
  • Ensure documentation and management of clinical study data is in accordance with regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Clinical Data Manager

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $73K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $86K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $98K.

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Experience Affects Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries

National Average
$93,000

Clinical Data Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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