Senior Clinical Data Manager Salary
Just over a half of Senior Clinical Data Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $61K to $123K per year, but median earnings come to around $92K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Clinical Data Managers bottoms out near $61K and approaches $123K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $18K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Senior Clinical Data Managers survey respondents are women (75 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Clinical Data Managers. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$60,350 - $114,316|
|Bonus||$487.96 - $17,595|
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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).)
|$61,588 - $125,427|
|Hourly Rate||$38.25 - $99.36|
|Bonus||$487.96 - $17,595|
|Total Pay (||$61,588 - $125,427|
Job Description for Senior Clinical Data Manager
Senior clinical data managers work on all aspects of data management for medical research projects and work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, university research programs, the government, and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. They are generally responsible for tasks such as working with databases, project-coding, delegating tasks to employees, scheduling deadlines, supporting the organization with technical proficiency and knowledge, and enforcing quality control and standards for research data.Read More...
Senior clinical data managers are responsible for everything that happens to this data, as well as its security and designing the systems to collect, store, and retrieve it. They also must make regular reports at meetings and work closely with medical research teams to assist in giving presentations and accessing statistical results. Generally speaking, they serve both an IT professional role and the traditional office role of being directly involved in research projects.
Prior experience is necessary for this position, and most have a bachelor's degree in information technology (IT) or a certificate in data management. Graduate education programs are also beneficial, and ongoing education is usually required to maintain current knowledge of ever-changing medical research software and database server packages. They must also have a proven track record of leadership and strong communication skills. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Senior Clinical Data Manager Tasks
- Support clinical trial studies from preparation through closeout including regulatory submissions by standardizing data management.
- Ensure documentation and management of clinical study data is in accordance with regulations.
- Develop and implement the data correction process, discrepancy resolution, data control activities, and data validation plans.
- Build and maintain data standards for clinical trials.
- Assist with study start up including protocol review, case report form design, database design, dataset specifications, data transfer specifications, and review of data management and handling plans.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Clinical Data Manager
Pay by Experience for a Senior Clinical Data Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Clinical Data Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Clinical Data Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Senior Clinical Data Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 56 salaries. A Senior Clinical Data Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 13 salaries.
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