Clinical Supervisor Salary

Clinical Supervisors in the United States take home an average $57K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Women make up the vast majority of Clinical Supervisors (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Clinical Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,119 - $77,703
$41K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $57,316
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$16.53 - $41.53
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MEDIAN: $24.48
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$0$80K
Salary $41,119 - $77,703
Bonus $484.79 - $5,111
Profit Sharing $2,035
Commission $1,100
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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$39,136 - $80,279
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,080
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $16.53 - $41.53
Overtime $21.62 - $54.32
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $484.79 - $5,111
Commission $1,100
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$39,136 - $80,279
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 497

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Job Description for Clinical Supervisor

Generally, a clinical supervisor is the person responsible for the operational activities of a clinic. In that managerial role, the clinical supervisor performs a variety of operational and human resource-related tasks. They schedule, coordinate, and direct the activities of clinic employees; often, they schedule employees' hours and delegate the tasks to clinic employees to perform. The clinical supervisor oversees employees' activities to make sure they are of sufficient quality and meet the standards of all applicable laws and regulations. The clinical supervisor may also be in charge of ordering supplies for the clinic, monitoring the clinic's inventory, and aiding and supervising the maintenance of any clinic equipment.

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Clinical Supervisor Tasks

  • Oversee health workers in day-to-day operations, ensuring compliance and high quality of care.
  • Cover shifts when staffing challenges arise.
  • Lead, coach, mentor and instruct clinical staff, providing orientation and ongoing training.
  • Manage budget, operational metrics, and performance reviews.
  • Audit charts, schedules, and patient records to confirm documentation and safety needs are met.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Supervisor


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As Clinical Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Clinical Services, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Clinical Services earn $81K on average per year. Becoming a Clinical Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Clinical Supervisors move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $72K. Another frequent advance is for Clinical Supervisors to assume a Licensed Clinical Social Worker role; in this role, workers often earn $52K.

Clinical Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Supervisor


Clinical Supervisors flock to Catholic Charities, The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Easter Seals Inc., Maxim Healthcare Services, and Eliot Community Human Services, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Carolinas Healthcare Systems offers the most; Clinical Supervisors earn $71K on average there.

Popular Skills for Clinical Supervisor


Clinical Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Home Health/Home Care, Clinical Education, Bilingual, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Electronic Medical Records as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Patient Education and Training Program Development also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Clinical Supervision are, more often than not, also skilled in Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 484 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 525 salaries. An experienced Clinical Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 465 salaries. A Clinical Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 200 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,838

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

For Clinical Supervisors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Clinical Supervisors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Clinical Supervisors in Tampa bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Worth (13 percent less) and Portland (9 percent less).

Clinical Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Supervisor?

Clinical Supervisor in McLean:
"Stress Level."
Pros: I learn a lot.
Cons: Stress Level is HIGH.

Clinical Supervisor in Nacogdoches:
"Clinical Supervisor."
Pros: Getting the opportunity to work with a great group of hard working individuals. The flexibility of being able to leave or take off if I absolutely have to.
Cons: Not having enough people to properly perform our duties. The stress of dealing with uncooperative employees.

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Key Stats for Clinical Supervisor

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 237 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Clinical Supervisor Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$56,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Clinical Supervisor Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲15%

Clinical Education
▲14%

Bilingual
▲11%


Program Management
▲7%

National Average
$56,000



Clinical Supervision
▼2%

Training
▼2%

▼4%

Group Therapy
▼8%

Case Management
▼8%

Training Program Development
▼15%

Patient Education
▼17%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 16%
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