Clinical Research Scientist Salary

Median pay for Clinical Research Scientists in the United States is around $87K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Research Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,006 - $128,943

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$47,584 - $144,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $76K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $100K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $103K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $90K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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