Clinical Research Assistant Salary

A Clinical Research Assistant earns an average wage of $16.02 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Management, Research Analysis, and Project Coordinating.
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$29,698 - $51,015
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$12.76 - $21.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,698 - $51,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,061  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
Total Pay (?
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$27,503 - $49,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $21.32  
   
Overtime
$18.56 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$27,503 - $49,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339

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Job Description for Clinical Research Assistant

Clinical research assistants support research - generally involving human subjects - in clinical settings. They may use a wide variety of laboratory and medical equipment depending on the nature of the studies on which they work. These assistants may be involved in administering treatments during a study, conducting interviews or follow-up surveys with participants, or analyzing results and data. Some clinical research assistants may deal primarily with administrative duties such as administering and tabulating the results of surveys, while others may perform laboratory tests on samples and specimens.

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Clinical Research Assistant Tasks

  • Support clinical research, including recruitment, scheduling, patient care, and transportation.
  • Set up and maintain experimental or clinical equipment.
  • Process, document, and analyze results of laboratory tests or experiments.
  • Write, update, and maintain study documentation and reports.
  • Enter and verify data, including adverse events and patient compliance, to create reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Research Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Research Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 539 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Research Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 33 salaries. A Clinical Research Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,917

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Key Stats for Clinical Research Assistant

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Assistant Salaries

▲19%

Late-Career
▲17%

▲13%

National Average
$36,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Assistant Salaries

Data Management
▲21%

Research Analysis
▲15%

Project Coordinating
▲15%


Recruiting
▲3%

Clinical Research
▼0%

National Average
$36,000


▼2%

▼3%

Regulatory Compliance
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 21%
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