Pay for Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Clinical Research Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,763 - $66,878
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$36K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,137
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$15.03 - $30.36
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$15
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,763 - $66,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,284  
Total Pay (?
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$33,848 - $65,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $30.36  
   
Overtime
$21.06 - $49.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
   
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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$33,848 - $65,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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 $101K 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 $8K per year on average, and the latter position pays $4K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Clinical Research Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Regulatory Compliance, Data Analysis, and Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phlebotomy, Patient Education, and Data Entry. It is often found that people who know Clinical Research are also skilled in 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. 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 $63K.

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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
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National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

Project Coordinating
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$47,000

Clinical Research
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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