The average Clinical Research Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $49K annually. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most Clinical Research Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Clinical Research Coordinators (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,886 - $67,405
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MEDIAN: $49,090
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,886 - $67,405  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
Profit Sharing
$1,284  
Total Pay (?
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$34,002 - $65,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $30.13  
   
Overtime
$20.87 - $49.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
   
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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$34,002 - $65,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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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

  • Handle and review clinical trial processes and ethics compliance.
  • Report side effects and safety findings from drug trials or testing.
  • Compile, organize and submit institutional review board documentation.
  • Obtain and maintain informed consent of research subjects or their guardians.

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. When Clinical Research Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Clinical Research Associates or Lead Clinical Research Coordinators. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $4K, respectively.

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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education and Phlebotomy. Most people skilled in Clinical Research are similarly competent 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. For Clinical Research Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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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

Oncology
up arrow 46%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 6%


Data Management
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National Average
$47,000


Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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