Average Clinical Research Manager Salary

$78,196
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$4,969
Bonus
$3,052
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The average salary for a Clinical Research Manager is $78,196.
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$55k
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$124k
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What Do Clinical Research Managers Do?

Clinical Research Manager Tasks
  • Analyze and develop study protocols to establish best clinical practice.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure efficiency within the clinical trial.
  • Supervise, train and develop study team.
  • Review, approve and oversee study budgets, contracts, regulatory and administrative documents.
  • Develop timelines and negotiate deliverables to ensure a timely, on-budget study.

Job Satisfaction for Clinical Research Manager

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The top respondents for the job title Clinical Research Manager are from the companies University of Washington (UW), University of Michigan (U-M) and Emory University. Reported salaries are highest at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where the average pay is $98,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc and University of Washington (UW), earning around $92,092 and $83,577, respectively. Rush University Medical Center pays the lowest at around $65,496. Emory University and University of Michigan (U-M) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,398 and $70,023, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Clinical Research Managers?

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

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

An entry-level Clinical Research Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,818 based on 10 salaries. An early career Clinical Research Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,998 based on 121 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Research Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,201 based on 156 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,092 based on 206 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,584.
Employees with Clinical Research Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 60.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (24.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (15.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 565 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
21.4%
Mid Career
27.6%
Experienced
36.5%
Late Career
12.7%