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Clinical Quality Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Ensures that the quality of the work in a clinical environment is consistent and meets government and industry standards as well as customer expectations. Verifies compliance with health and safety regulations. Coordinates all activities related to quality assurance and monitoring and revises existing processes in order to increase efficiency.

Job Outlook

There were 179 Clinical Quality Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2742 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Quality Control Systems Manager industry, which includes the Clinical Quality Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Clinical Quality 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 $87,840.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,140.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Clinical Quality Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $72,543.

Education and Experience

Posted Clinical Quality 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 Degree7%
Bachelor's Degree65%
Master's Degree24%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other3%

Posted Clinical Quality 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 years7%
3 to 5 years48%
6 to 8 years26%
9+ years19%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Clinical Quality 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 (52%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (31%)
  • Problem Solving (28%)
  • Detail-Oriented (23%)
  • Organizational Skills (20%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Quality Assurance and Control (90%)
  • Quality Management (82%)
  • Biotechnology (30%)
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP) (28%)
  • Scheduling (20%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Project Management (19%)
  • External Auditing (17%)
  • Process Improvement (15%)
  • Staff Management (13%)
  • Chemistry (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Drug Development (7%)
  • Regulatory Affairs (6%)
  • Following SOPs (6%)
  • ISO 9001 Standards (6%)
  • ISO Standards (6%)

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 $4,901
  • Biopharmaceutical Industry Knowledge (1%) – marginal value $2,782

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Plasma Center Quality Manager Trainee
  • Quality Laboratory Supervisor
  • Quality Control Manager

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 Quality Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Grifols (122)
  • Covance Incorporated (89)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (64)
  • Laboratory Corporation of America (56)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb (33)

North Carolina

  • Covance Incorporated (18)
  • Iqvia (17)
  • Primevigilance (9)
  • Laboratory Corporation of America (8)
  • Science 37 (8)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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