Clinical Research Scientist Salary

Clinical Research Scientists in the United States pull down an average of $85K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Research Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Clinical Research Scientists (58 percent) survey respondents. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,964 - $129,542
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$49K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,768
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$48,964 - $129,542  
   
Bonus
$509 - $20,157  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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

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

  • 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $76K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $97K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $106K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $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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