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Clinical Research Scientist Salary

For Clinical Research Scientists, annual average wages total $87K per year. Female Clinical Research Scientists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,711 - $134,354
(Median)
$49K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,201
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$48,813 - $152,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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Job Description for Clinical Research Scientist

  • Spearhead and develop new research endeavors.
  • Analyze, test, and report clinical data and results.
  • Support and assist with all clinical studies and research.
  • Provide customer and staff support with clear communication of data.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Scientist

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $75K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $98K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $117K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $90K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$92,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 3%
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