Clinical Research Scientist Salary

Clinical Research Scientists in the United States can expect wages of $85K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Clinical Research Scientists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Clinical Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,964 - $129,542
(Median)
$49K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,768
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$48,964 - $129,542  
   
Bonus
$509 - $20,157  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$47,584 - $141,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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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Clinical Research Scientists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Clinical Research and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Scientist

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $97K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $106K. Clinical Research Scientists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $88K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$89,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 3%

National Average
$89,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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