Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

An average Clinical Research Coordinator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The vast majority (87 percent) of Clinical Research Coordinators who took the survey are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$32,982 - $66,458
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$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,229
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$13.96 - $28.54
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$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,982 - $66,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,863  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,221  
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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$31,130 - $65,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.96 - $28.54  
   
Overtime
$4.75 - $38.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $1,221  
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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$31,130 - $65,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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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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At the upper end, Clinical Research Coordinators who move into a Clinical Research Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Clinical Research Directors is a much higher $99K per year. Clinical Research Coordinators typically move into roles as Clinical Research Associates or Lead Clinical Research Coordinators, and those positions pay $9K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Survey takers who work as Clinical Research Coordinators usually report a few specific skills. Patient Education and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 5 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 Clinical Research Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. Clinical Research Coordinators bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Clinical Research Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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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



Phlebotomy
0%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%