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Clinical Research Specialist Salary

Earnings for Clinical Research Specialists in the United States come in at around $53K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Clinical Research Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Clinical Research Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,886 - $80,523
(Median)
$33K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,647
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$14.97 - $30.17
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$19
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,886 - $80,523  
   
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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$33,097 - $78,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $30.17  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $51.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$33,097 - $78,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Project Management and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Clinical Research tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

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
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Specialist Salaries


Clinical Research
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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