Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

The average Clinical Research Coordinator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though years of experience and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Clinical Research Coordinators is high. The vast majority of Clinical Research Coordinators (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,143 - $66,967
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MEDIAN: $48,848
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$15.03 - $31.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,143 - $66,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$1,284  
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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$34,210 - $66,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $31.13  
   
Overtime
$24.09 - $49.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,284  
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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$34,210 - $66,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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 $101K per year. Career advancement for the typical Clinical Research Coordinator often leads to becoming a Clinical Research Associate or a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator; median salaries in these positions are $9K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Those at Duke University can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $48K.

Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Clinical Research Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Oncology, Project Coordinating, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Phlebotomy and Patient Education. The majority of those who know 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.


Clinical Research Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $44K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Research Coordinators make a median salary of $60K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,256

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Clinical Research Coordinators that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Cleveland offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Research Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Durham (+9 percent). Clinical Research Coordinators in Cincinnati report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Boston and Houston (17 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

▲37%

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
$47,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

Oncology
▲46%

Project Coordinating
▲10%

Data Analysis
▲6%


Data Management
▲1%

National Average
$47,000

▼2%



▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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