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The average salary for a Clinical Operations Manager is $83,019.
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What Do Clinical Operations Managers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Clinical Operations Manager

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Operations Manager

The top respondents for the job title Clinical Operations Manager are from the companies PRA International, DaVita Inc. and Kaiser Permanente. Reported salaries are highest at PRA International where the average pay is $123,997. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Merck & Co., Inc. and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $103,428 and $102,800, respectively. Emory Healthcare pays the lowest at around $59,110. Ochsner and Evolent Health LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,000 and $90,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Clinical Operations Managers?

Skills in Project Management and Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management, People Management and Operations Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Operations Managers?

An entry-level Clinical Operations Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,831 based on 10 salaries. An early career Clinical Operations Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,700 based on 207 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Operations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,384 based on 243 salaries. An experienced Clinical Operations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,549 based on 280 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,851.
Employees with Clinical Operations Manager in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (16.3% more) and San Diego, California (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (1.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (0.7% less) and New York, New York (0.2% less).

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