Clinical Research Specialist Salary

Clinical Research Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K annually. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Women make up the majority of Clinical Research Specialists (69 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Research Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,020 - $81,489
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MEDIAN: $52,056
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Salary $37,020 - $81,489
Bonus $257.60 - $6,787
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$36,241 - $80,379
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $16.18 - $34.21
Overtime $29.26
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $257.60 - $6,787
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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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$36,241 - $80,379
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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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

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Research Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Research Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Research Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 25 salaries. A Clinical Research Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,371

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Clinical Research Specialists that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Northridge offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Research Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+13 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Chicago (+3 percent), and Columbus (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Clinical Research Specialists is geography, with workers in Atlanta earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Philadelphia (20 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Clinical Research Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲26%

▲16%

National Average
$50,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Specialist Salaries



Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%
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