Clinical Research Scientist Salary

For Clinical Research Scientists, annual average wages total $88K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Clinical Research Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,485 - $130,486
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MEDIAN: $88,393
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Salary $49,485 - $130,486
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$48,832 - $139,650
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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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
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Scientist Salaries


National Average
$89,000

Data Analysis
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 9%
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