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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary (United States)

Average Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States make around $46K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Clinical Research Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Research Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary (?
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$32,682 - $64,861
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MEDIAN: $46,113
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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary (?
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$13.75 - $28.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,682 - $64,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,904  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$30,954 - $63,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 549
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $28.38  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $38.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,200  
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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$30,954 - $63,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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 may experience if they take an upper-level role like Clinical Research Director. The position pays an average $98K annually. Lead Clinical Research Coordinators or Clinical Research Associates are common next-step roles for Clinical Research Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Lead Clinical Research Coordinators is $6K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Clinical Research Associates.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Clinical Research Coordinators report a focused set of job skills. Patient Education and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 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.
Clinical Research Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Research Coordinators make a median salary of $54K. Clinical Research Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $57K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$45,000
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For Clinical Research Coordinators, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 14 percent greater than the national average. Clinical Research Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), Las Vegas (+5 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). Clinical Research Coordinators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Clinical Research Coordinators in Cincinnati bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Houston and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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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
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National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%