Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $51K per year. In the world of Certified Clinical Research Coordinators, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $69K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $8K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Work is enjoyable for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,042 - $68,158
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$39K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,080
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$16.42 - $31.05
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,042 - $68,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,890  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,757  
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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$36,856 - $68,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.42 - $31.05  
   
Overtime
$22.34 - $46.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,890  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,757  
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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$36,856 - $68,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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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.

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Certified Clinical Research Coordinators' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Clinical Research Associate. On average, Clinical Research Associates get paid about the same as Certified Clinical Research Coordinators do.

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Popular Skills for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)


Survey takers who work as Certified Clinical Research Coordinators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Research, Oncology, Regulatory Compliance, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Clinical Research are, more often than not, also skilled in Phlebotomy.

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $52K. Certified Clinical Research Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $64K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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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Regulatory Compliance
0%

Oncology
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National Average
$50,000

Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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