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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Clinical Research Coordinators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The majority of Clinical Research Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,866 - $66,232
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,240
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$13.94 - $28.77
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$14
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,866 - $66,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,051  
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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$31,093 - $64,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $28.77  
   
Overtime
$4.71 - $38.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,051  
   
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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$31,093 - $64,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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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 a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Clinical Research Director. The latter position pays an average of $99K annually. The most common next step for a Clinical Research Coordinator is to become a Clinical Research Associate or a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Clinical Research Coordinators only report a few specific skills. Patient Education and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Clinical Research are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Research Coordinators make a median salary of $54K. Clinical Research Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries


Clinical Research
up arrow 4%

Phlebotomy
0%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 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: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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