Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States pull down an average of $46K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The vast majority of Clinical Research Coordinators (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Clinical Research Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$32,938 - $66,127
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$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,120
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$14.02 - $28.23
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,938 - $66,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$31,168 - $64,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 429
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $28.23  
   
Overtime
$4.43 - $37.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,100  
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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$31,168 - $64,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Clinical Research Director. The latter position pays an average of $99K annually. Clinical Research Coordinators typically move into roles as Clinical Research Associates or Lead Clinical Research Coordinators, and those positions pay $10K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Clinical Research Coordinators only report a few specific skills. Patient Education and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Clinical Research indicates knowledge of Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

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


For Clinical Research Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Clinical Research Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Clinical Research Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $56K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries


Clinical Research
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National Average
$45,000

Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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