Clinical Operations Manager Salary

The majority of Clinical Operations Managers in the United States — close to one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $50K to $128K per year, and the median is $80K per year. Total cash compensation to Clinical Operations Managers approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $128K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $19K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Clinical Operations Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$51,264 - $123,463
$51K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,108
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$16.75 - $50.37
$17
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.09
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$0$129K
Salary $51,264 - $123,463
Bonus $824 - $20,073
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,234
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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$50,026 - $129,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 480
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $16.75 - $50.37
Overtime $50.43
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $824 - $20,073
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,234
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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$50,026 - $129,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

Job Description for Clinical Operations Manager

Clinical operations manager jobs generally work for organizations in the medical field and are responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day activities for the medical portion of the organization. This includes the management of customer service, sales, and billing, as well as the general management of the operations staff. The clinical operations manager is responsible for overseeing employees and delegating work tasks throughout the department to ensure that thee tasks are completed properly and in a timely manner. They work with engineers, project managers, technicians, accounting representatives, and administrative workers. Additionally, some clinical operations managers communicate with customers or outside vendors.

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Clinical Operations Manager Tasks

  • Ensure trials remain within budget and use resources efficiently, identify, and apply for sources of funding.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate the performance of clinic researchers.
  • Work with researchers to make sure research meets quality and regulatory standards.
  • Develop, review, and enforce policies and protocols for conducting trials and obtaining consent from trial participants.
  • Oversee and direct the running of clinical trials at a medical research laboratory.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Operations Manager


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Clinical Operations Managers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Directors of Operations. This seems to be a popular career move, and Director of Operations earn a slightly higher median of $89K annually. Clinical Operations Managers most often move into Practice Manager or Clinical Services Director roles. However, the former pays $26K less on average, and the latter pays $9K less.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Operations Manager


Survey results imply that Clinical Operations Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Clinical Research and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records, Human Resources, and Operations Management. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Operations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Clinical Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 196 salaries. A Clinical Operations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,609

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Clinical Operations Managers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Clinical Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+38 percent), Boston (+27 percent), Raleigh (+25 percent), and Durham (+19 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio Clinical Operations Managers earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (16 percent lower) and Los Angeles (13 percent lower).

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Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Operations Manager?

Clinical Operations Manager in Scottsdale:
"I love it and enjoy challengers."
Pros: Being able to take care and help people who are chronically ill. Working with doctors who seem to have the same goals I do. Working with staff who does what they are asked to do and are doing more then one individual's job. I enjoy the travel and visiting other physicians' office when marketing our office.
Cons: I can't think of anything that I don't like about my job.

Clinical Operations Manager in Boston:
"Great Job That Builds Sales Skills."
Pros: I enjoy learning CRM and sales skills, as well as furthering my knowledge of the clinical research industry. I have a much better appreciation for the business side of research.
Cons: I do not like endless emailing and sitting in front of the screen for 40+ hours a week for work- I rather prefer face to face interactions and presentations.

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Key Stats for Clinical Operations Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Clinical Operations Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

National Average
$80,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Clinical Operations Manager Salaries




Clinical Supervision
▼0%

National Average
$80,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%