Clinical Research Scientist Salary

Median pay for Clinical Research Scientists in the United States is around $88K per year. There are more female Clinical Research Scientists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,711 - $134,474
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$49K
$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,974
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$47,751 - $152,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $74K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $99K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $119K. Clinical Research Scientists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $93K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%
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