Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

For Clinical Research Coordinators, annual average wages total $47K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Clinical Research Coordinators are female. The majority of Clinical Research Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,059 - $66,652
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$34K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,738
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$14.20 - $29.91
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,059 - $66,652  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,125  
Profit Sharing
$662  
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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$31,807 - $65,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $29.91  
   
Overtime
$4.50 - $39.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$662  
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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$31,807 - $65,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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Job Description for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Clinical research coordinators (CRC) are in charge of coordinating clinical and administrative tasks in the research process on behalf of their organization. They attend to participants' questions and respond with details related to clinical steps as needed. Clinical research coordinators are responsible for collecting and organizing research data for future analysis, as well as performing appropriate research protocol procedures (such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing blood, and performing other necessary tasks).

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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) 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 Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


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Clinical Research Coordinators who go on to become Clinical Research Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Clinical Research Directors is $100K annually. The most common next step for a Clinical Research Coordinator is to become a Clinical Research Associate or a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Survey results show that Clinical Research Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Patient Education, Clinical Research, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry. Most people familiar with Clinical Research also know Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Clinical Research Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $51K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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What is it like working as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)?

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) in Charleston:
"Providing clinical research as a care option."
Pros: Being able to interact with patients on a daily basis and help them live with their conditions or diseases by promoting healthy lifestyles and providing clinical research as an alternative care option to some patients who would otherwise not receive specialized care.
Cons: Regulatory paperwork and data entry.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Clinical Research
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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