Senior Clinical Data Manager Salary

The majority of Senior Clinical Data Managers in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $57K to $133K per year, and the median is $91K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Clinical Data Managers can bottom out near $57K or peak near $133K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Senior Clinical Data Managers making up 72 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$60,241 - $120,950
(Median)
$60K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,160
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$18.24 - $77.28
(Median)
$18
$43
$77
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,241 - $120,950  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,383  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$57,404 - $133,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.24 - $77.28  
   
Overtime
$33.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$57,404 - $133,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Senior Clinical Data Manager

Senior clinical data managers are responsible for overseeing all projects for their organizations, from initial planning to end-phases, which requires the abilities to direct multiple teams, enforce set schedules, and adhere to milestone dates. Senior clinical data managers must also ensure that all tasks adhere not only to company standards, but also the standards set forth by a contracting organization.

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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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Senior Clinical Data Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Clinical Data Management, Data Analysis, and Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management and Data Analysis. Competency in Clinical Data Management frequently indicates knowledge of Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Clinical Data Manager

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $63K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $85K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $106K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $101K.

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Experience Affects Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries

Clinical Data Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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