Clinical Research Assistant Salary (United States)

A Clinical Research Assistant earns an average salary of $36,053 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Clinical Research Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,240 - $50,014
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MEDIAN: $36,052
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Clinical Research Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.04 - $20.55
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,240 - $50,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
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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$24,930 - $48,866  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $20.55  
   
Overtime
$13.33 - $32.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
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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$24,930 - $48,866  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 744
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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
  • Write, update, and maintain study documentation and reports.
  • Enter and verify data, including adverse events and patient compliance, to create reports.
  • Process, document, and analyze results of laboratory tests or experiments.
  • Support clinical research, including recruitment, scheduling, patient care, and transportation.
  • Set up and maintain experimental or clinical equipment.

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Denver
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New York
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Washington
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Durham
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Detroit
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Chicago
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$34,000
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Assistant Salaries

Data Analysis
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Clinical Research
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National Average
$34,000
Data Entry
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Phlebotomy
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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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