Average Clinical Project Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Clinical Project Manager is $90,532.
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Job Description for Clinical Project Manager

Clinical Project Manager Tasks
  • Scope projects with an eye towards client expectations as well as current capabilities and competing deadlines.
  • Coordinate between clients, in-house teams, vendors, and other groups.
  • Track and study all available metrics on progress, finances, and obstacles to make recommendations.
  • Develop and implement project plans with milestones, schedules, and communication mechanisms.

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Project Manager

The top respondents for the job title Clinical Project Manager are from the companies BioClinica, Quintiles, Inc. and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc. Reported salaries are highest at PRA International where the average pay is $125,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, earning around $115,390. BioClinica pays the lowest at around $77,023. Quintiles, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,959.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Clinical Project Manager. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Clinical Project Manager
Clinical Operations Manager
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Popular Skills for Clinical Project Manager

Skills in Project Management, Clinical Research, Operations Management and Oncology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Project Manager

An entry-level Clinical Project Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,227 based on 45 salaries. An early career Clinical Project Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,159 based on 198 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Project Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,258 based on 240 salaries. An experienced Clinical Project Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,399 based on 217 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,433.
Employees with Clinical Project Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (29.0% more) and Raleigh, North Carolina (26.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Princeton, New Jersey (13.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.8% less).

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