Senior Clinical Data Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up three-fifths of Senior Clinical Data Managers. Pay fluctuates from $61K to $133K per year, but expected earnings average $93K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Clinical Data Managers stretch from $61K on the lower end to $133K near the top, and the heftier packages encompass bonuses that can (rarely) exceed $18K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Senior Clinical Data Managers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Most Senior Clinical Data Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,477 - $117,644
$59K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,086
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$35.48 - $98.82
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$99
MEDIAN: $43.16
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$60,567 - $132,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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$35.48 - $98.82  
   
Overtime
$60.86  
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$0.00 - $18,199  
   
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$60,567 - $132,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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.
  • Develop and implement the data correction process, discrepancy resolution, data control activities, and data validation plans.
  • 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.

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $74K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $90K. Senior Clinical Data Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $99K. Senior Clinical Data Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Key Stats for Senior Clinical Data Manager

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
047
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries

National Average
$95,000


Project Management
up arrow 9%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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