Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salary

An average Certified Clinical Research Coordinator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K per year. Cash earnings for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators — including $9K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $69K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators is high. The vast majority (87 percent) of Certified Clinical Research Coordinators who took the survey are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,748 - $69,864
$38K
$50K
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MEDIAN: $49,986
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$17.10 - $30.73
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MEDIAN: $21.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,748 - $69,864  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $15,781  
Total Pay (?
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$37,576 - $68,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Hourly Rate
$17.10 - $30.73  
   
Overtime
$25.88 - $44.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $15,781  
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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$37,576 - $68,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Job Description for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)

Certified clinical research coordinators (CCRCs) are responsible for effectively coordinating clinical research efforts for their organization. They are in charge of a variety of clinical and administrative tasks to reach all research objectives. One of their main responsibilities includes planning physical resource utilization. They also create schedules for research personnel, prepare research-related documentation, and oversee subject recruitment and screening processes. CCRCs conduct post-research activities to ensure satisfactory experience for all parties involved. They must have strong interpersonal skills, as they interact with a variety of clinical staff, research subjects, and outside partners. They also actively assist researchers with grant preparations and contracts associated with the research.

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Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Tasks

  • Handle and review clinical trial processes and ethics compliance.
  • Report side effects and safety findings from drug trials or testing.
  • Compile, organize and submit institutional review board documentation.
  • Obtain and maintain informed consent of research subjects or their guardians.

Common Career Paths for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)


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As Certified Clinical Research Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Clinical Research Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Clinical Research Managers earn $77K on average per year. The most common promotion for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators is a Clinical Research Coordinator position, which usually brings in $45K a year. Another standard transition for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators seeking advancement is to assume a Clinical Research Associate role, where pay is often $56K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)


Certified Clinical Research Coordinators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Oncology, Clinical Research, Clinical Data Management, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Regulatory Compliance. Those familiar with Clinical Research also tend to know Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Certified Clinical Research Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $44K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Certified Clinical Research Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,948

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Certified Clinical Research Coordinators in Orlando receive some of the highest pay in the country. Certified Clinical Research Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Asheville (+16 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 8 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salaries

▲31%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$50,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salaries

Oncology
▲1%

Clinical Research
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%

Clinical Data Management
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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