Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

For Clinical Research Coordinators, yearly average wages total $50K annually. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the specific company are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Clinical Research Coordinators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,973 - $71,976
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$50K
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MEDIAN: $49,774
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$14.87 - $30.83
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$0$71K
Salary $35,973 - $71,976
Bonus $0.00 - $3,477
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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$33,793 - $69,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 311
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.87 - $30.83
Overtime $21.52 - $48.91
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,477
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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$33,793 - $69,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 180

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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 who transition into a Clinical Research Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $101K per year. 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 $8K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Lead Clinical Research Coordinators.

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


For Clinical Research Coordinators, comfortable salaries can be found at Duke University; in fact, median earnings sit around $48K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Survey results show that Clinical Research Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Oncology, Project Coordinating, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Phlebotomy, Patient Education, and Clinical Research. Those proficient in Clinical Research are, more often than not, also skilled in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 266 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 68 salaries. A Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,047

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

For Clinical Research Coordinators, Cleveland provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Clinical Research Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+12 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Durham (+7 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Clinical Research Coordinator's salary, with Cincinnati Clinical Research Coordinators earning salaries that are 28 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boston (18 percent lower) and Houston (7 percent lower).

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.

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) in Charleston:
"Engaging."
Pros: I'm constantly learning and there's always something to do and to improve upon.
Cons: Some of the physicians our lab processing people are unpleasant to collaborate with.

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Key Stats for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

▲34%

▲24%

▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

Oncology
▲43%

Project Coordinating
▲8%

Data Analysis
▲4%


National Average
$48,000

Data Management
▼1%


▼4%


▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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