Senior Clinical Data Manager Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Senior clinical data managers are responsible for everything that happens to this data, as well as its security and designing the systems to collect, store, and retrieve it. They also must make regular reports at meetings and work closely with medical research teams to assist in giving presentations and accessing statistical results. Generally speaking, they serve both an IT professional role and the traditional office role of being directly involved in research projects.
Prior experience is necessary for this position, and most have a bachelor's degree in information technology (IT) or a certificate in data management. Graduate education programs are also beneficial, and ongoing education is usually required to maintain current knowledge of ever-changing medical research software and database server packages. They must also have a proven track record of leadership and strong communication skills.
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.