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Clinical Research Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Clinical Research Specialist is $52,757 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Clinical Research Specialist Salary (?
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$33,109 - $78,447
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MEDIAN: $52,756
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Clinical Research Specialist Salary (?
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$15.15 - $30.23
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,109 - $78,447  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
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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$33,058 - $76,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
   
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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$33,058 - $76,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Baltimore
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Columbus
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National Average
$50,000
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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 6%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Research Specialist Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%