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Clinical Project Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Responsible for planning and managing all aspects of a clinical trial, usually for an organization undertaking pharmacological drug testing.

Job Outlook

There were 408 Clinical Project Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5031 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Clinical Research Coordinator / Manager industry, which includes the Clinical Project Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Clinical Project Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $92,533.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $87,641.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Clinical Project Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $82,104.

Education and Experience

Posted Clinical Project Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree76%
Master's Degree22%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other0%

Posted Clinical Project Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years9%
3 to 5 years58%
6 to 8 years27%
9+ years6%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Clinical Project Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (62%)
  • Research (44%)
  • Planning (43%)
  • Problem Solving (40%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (37%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Project Management (91%)
  • Clinical Research (64%)
  • Budgeting (50%)
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP) (48%)
  • Clinical Trials (44%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Data Management (19%)
  • Customer Service (18%)
  • Process Improvement (16%)
  • Negotiation Skills (15%)
  • Financial Analysis (15%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Manage Multiple Clinical Studies (7%)
  • Investigational Review Board (IRB) (7%)
  • Clinical Study Reports (6%)
  • Informed Consent Procedures (6%)
  • Regulatory Affairs (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • New Drug Application (NDA) Review (1%) – marginal value $7,006
  • Clinical Drug Development (1%) – marginal value $2,688
  • Biologics (3%) – marginal value $2,460

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Clinical Project Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Clinical Applications Project Manager
  • Senior Clinical Project Manager
  • Clin Research Project Manager-Hc
  • Senior Clinical Project Manager, Cns - Iqvia Biotechnology

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Clinical Project Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Iqvia (1492)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (270)
  • AbbVie (115)
  • Fhi360 (88)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb (74)

North Carolina

  • Iqvia (201)
  • Piper Companies (14)
  • Actalent (11)
  • Science 37 (9)
  • AbbVie (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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