Clinical Research Scientist Salary

Average Clinical Research Scientists in the United States make around $84K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Clinical Research Scientists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Clinical Research Scientists (54 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,958 - $123,404
$46K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,433
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50%
90%

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$15.48 - $31.50
$18
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,958 - $123,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,928 - $130,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$18.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,500  
   
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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$36,928 - $130,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 10 salaries. A Clinical Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Clinical Research Scientist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲16%

National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Scientist Salaries


Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 2%