Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salary

Certified Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $51K annually for pay. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Certified Clinical Research Coordinators can bottom out near $37K or peak near $70K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,141 - $69,700
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,849
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$16.64 - $30.76
(Median)
$17
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,141 - $69,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,329  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,801  
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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$36,944 - $69,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $30.76  
   
Overtime
$24.82 - $46.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,329  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,801  
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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$36,944 - $69,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)


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At the upper end, Certified Clinical Research Coordinators who move into a Clinical Research Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Clinical Research Managers is a much higher $77K per year. A Clinical Research Coordinator role is the most common promotion for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $44K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators is a Clinical Research Associate position, where earnings are usually $55K.

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Popular Skills for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)


Certified Clinical Research Coordinators usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Research, Oncology, Regulatory Compliance, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Clinical Research also 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.


Certified Clinical Research Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $44K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $51K. On average, Certified Clinical Research Coordinators make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Certified Clinical Research Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $65K.

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Experience Affects Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salaries

Clinical Research
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Oncology
0%

National Average
$50,000

Regulatory Compliance
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Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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