Senior Clinical Data Manager Salary

Nearly three-fifths of Senior Clinical Data Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $60K to $138K per year, but median earnings come to around $93K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Clinical Data Managers bottoms out near $60K and approaches $138K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $19K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Clinical Data Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,516 - $117,868
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MEDIAN: $92,965
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$35.48 - $98.82
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MEDIAN: $43.16
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Salary
$58,516 - $117,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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$59,679 - $137,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$35.48 - $98.82  
   
Overtime
$60.86  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$59,679 - $137,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $74K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $92K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Clinical Data Managers make a median salary of $99K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $98K.

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Key Stats for Senior Clinical Data Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Clinical Data Manager Salaries


National Average
$95,000

Data Analysis
▼6%

Project Management
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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