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Clinical Research Specialist Salary

Pay for Clinical Research Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Clinical Research Specialists are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$33,267 - $80,081
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MEDIAN: $53,408
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,267 - $80,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
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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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$33,058 - $77,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $30.01  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $51.38  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
   
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 - $77,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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Typical Clinical Research Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Project Management and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Clinical Research are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

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 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Clinical Research Specialist Salaries



National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
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: 68% employee benefits None: 8%