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Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

Pay for Clinical Research Coordinators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Clinical Research Coordinators is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. There are far more female Clinical Research Coordinators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,048 - $66,325
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,285
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$13.97 - $28.75
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$14
$19
$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
$33,048 - $66,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,045  
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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$31,111 - $64,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $28.75  
   
Overtime
$4.75 - $38.19  
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 - $3,045  
   
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).
)
$31,111 - $64,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Clinical Research Director, where median compensation is $98K annually. When Clinical Research Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Clinical Research Associates or Lead Clinical Research Coordinators. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $6K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Clinical Research Coordinators who took the survey. Patient Education and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Clinical Research also know Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. Clinical Research Coordinators bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $57K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%



National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salaries



National Average
$45,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 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: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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