Clinical Research Specialist Salary

Earnings for Clinical Research Specialists in the United States come in at around $54K per year on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by career duration and geographic location. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,121 - $82,248
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $53,632
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$16.05 - $34.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,121 - $82,248  
   
Bonus
$257.60 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
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$35,465 - $81,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $34.39  
   
Overtime
$29.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$257.60 - $5,817  
   
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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$35,465 - $81,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Clinical Research Specialist

Clinical research specialists help conduct research tasks in a clinical setting by providing expert advice and implementing different research methods on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of developing effective clinical research tasks in an efficient manner.

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Clinical Research Specialist Tasks

  • Provide clinical research expertise by participating in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Analyze results and issue reports to update leadership on progress in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate multiple simultaneous research projects and ensure quality and consistency in testing and reporting across disciplines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Clinical Research Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Research Specialists make a median salary of $64K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

Clinical Research Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Research Specialist?

Clinical Research Specialist in Atlanta:
"Boring, Underpaid Position In A Field That Was Over-Hyped."
Pros: Research is a field that helps society.
Cons: You do the same thing every day in a box with the same five people who are usually much older for a very small amount of money. A monkey could do this job.

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Key Stats for Clinical Research Specialist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Specialist Salaries


Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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