Clinical Research Scientist Salary

Median pay for Clinical Research Scientists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $89K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Clinical Research Scientists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Clinical Research Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,132 - $134,474
(Median)
$49K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $88,742
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$48,400 - $152,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $76K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $101K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Research Scientists make a median salary of $117K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $93K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$93,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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