Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

The average Clinical Research Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority 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. For the most part, Clinical Research Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,749 - $65,940
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $46,219
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$14.01 - $28.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,749 - $65,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,100  
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$31,143 - $64,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $28.29  
   
Overtime
$4.43 - $37.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,100  
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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$31,143 - $64,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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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 $100K per year. Career advancement for the typical Clinical Research Coordinator often leads to becoming a Clinical Research Associate or a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Survey results show that Clinical Research Coordinators typically report just a few professional skills. Patient Education and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those educated in Clinical Research tend to be well versed in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Clinical Research Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Clinical Research Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Clinical Research Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $55K.

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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


Clinical Research
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National Average
$45,000

Phlebotomy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
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: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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