Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

The average Clinical Research Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Clinical Research Coordinators are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$0$69K
Salary $36,045 - $69,603
Bonus $0.00 - $3,034
Profit Sharing $1,284
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$33,857 - $68,353
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 280
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $14.89 - $31.35
Overtime $21.38 - $49.05
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,034
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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$33,857 - $68,353
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 168

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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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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 $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)


Duke University attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $48K.

Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Clinical Research Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Oncology, Project Coordinating, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Phlebotomy, Patient Education, and Clinical Research. It is often found that people who know Clinical Research are 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: $48,071

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

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Clinical Research Coordinators in Cleveland receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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). One of the biggest compensable factors for Clinical Research Coordinators is geography, with workers in Cincinnati earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Workers in Boston and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 12%
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