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Clinical Research Specialist Salary

Earnings for Clinical Research Specialists in the United States come in at around $52K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women account for the majority of Clinical Research Specialists who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,886 - $79,644
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$33K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,321
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$14.73 - $29.95
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,886 - $79,644  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$32,977 - $77,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $29.95  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $50.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$32,977 - $77,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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

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

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Clinical Research Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Project Management and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Clinical Research tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Clinical Research Specialist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Clinical Research Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Research Specialist Salaries



National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%