Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States pull down an average of $47K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Clinical Research Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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$30
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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Clinical Research Director. The average Clinical Research Director brings home $100K per year. 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)


Clinical Research Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Patient Education, Clinical Research, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry. Those familiar with Clinical Research also tend to know Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. Clinical Research Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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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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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