Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

Average Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States make around $46K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women account for the majority of Clinical Research Coordinators who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,227 - $66,169

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$13.97 - $28.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,227 - $66,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,051  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$31,107 - $64,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 417
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $28.36  
   
Overtime
$4.20 - $38.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,051  
   
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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$31,107 - $64,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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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 $99K annually. Clinical Research Associates or Lead Clinical Research Coordinators are common next-step roles for Clinical Research Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Clinical Research Associates is $9K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Lead Clinical Research Coordinators.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Clinical Research Coordinators usually report a few specific skills. Patient Education and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 3 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 many Clinical Research Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Clinical Research Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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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 132 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

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