The average salary for a Clinical Data Manager is $78,634.
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What Do Clinical Data Managers Do?
Clinical data managers are responsible for managing and collecting data from clinical trials, research studies that evaluate the effectiveness and safety of certain medications using a large group of human participants. As clinical trials can be performed by a variety of organizations, clinical data managers have a wide range of prospective employers; they could be hired to manage studies for governmental agencies, pharmaceutical companies, universities, or independent researchers, among others.…Read more
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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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Data Manager
The top respondents for the job title Clinical Data Manager are from the companies Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Reported salaries are highest at Gilead Sciences, Inc. where the average pay is $101,171. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc and PRA International, earning around $99,820 and $90,000, respectively. The EMMES Corporation pays the lowest at around $48,608. Johnson & Johnson and Quintiles, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $68,017 and $75,000, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Clinical Data Managers?
Skills in Data Analysis, Database Management & Reporting and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Management and Clinical Data Management.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Data Managers?
An entry-level Clinical Data Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,054 based on 18 salaries. An early career Clinical Data Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,412 based on 178 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Data Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,955 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Clinical Data Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,141 based on 96 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,243.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Clinical Data Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (23.7% less), San Diego, California (12.0% less) and New York, New York (9.4% less).
Years of Experience
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