Clinical Research Scientist Salary

The average Clinical Research Scientist in the United States earns approximately $84K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,958 - $125,115
$46K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,887
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$15.72 - $41.71
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,958 - $125,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$37,189 - $132,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
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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$37,189 - $132,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Clinical Research Scientist

Clinical research scientists work primarily in pharmaceutical companies’ laboratories, college/university research labs, and hospitals, and employers generally require candidates to have a master’s degree in medicine or biological sciences. Clinical research scientists primarily conduct scientific research and clinical investigations of various diseases in order to identify health conditions and assist physicians in determining accurate diagnoses.

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Clinical Research Scientist Tasks

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

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $84K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $85K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $105K. Clinical Research Scientists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $100K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Research Scientist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲15%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Scientist Salaries


National Average
$87,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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