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Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Salary

Women account for the majority of Certified Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $51K annually. Cash earnings for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators — including $5K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $37K to $68K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Certified Clinical Research Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,960 - $67,431
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$39K
$51K
$67K
MEDIAN: $51,026
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$16.49 - $30.96
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$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,960 - $67,431  
   
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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$37,019 - $68,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $30.96  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $46.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$37,019 - $68,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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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As Certified Clinical Research Coordinators transition into upper-level roles like Clinical Research Associates, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Clinical Research Associates earn the same amount as Certified Clinical Research Coordinators on average.

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Popular Skills for Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)


Professional skills reported by Certified Clinical Research Coordinators are few in number. Most notably, skills in Clinical Research, Regulatory Compliance, Oncology, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Clinical Research tend to be well versed 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.


Certified Clinical Research Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $44K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. For Certified Clinical Research Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $63K.

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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
0%

National Average
$50,000

Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%
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