Clinical Research Specialist Salary
|Salary||$37,020 - $81,489|
|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).)
|$36,241 - $80,379|
|Hourly Rate||$16.18 - $34.21|
|Bonus||$257.60 - $6,787|
|Total Pay (||$36,241 - $80,379|
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.Read More...
These individuals have strong communication skills and use a personal computer to keep efficient records for future reference. They attend clinical meetings to suggest new ways to conduct research projects. They follow strict safety and privacy guidelines to prevent accidents and invasion of personal privacy for research participants. Clinical research specialists inform participants of their duties and benefits and respond to any feedback and complaints with great service. They also know how to process specimen information and input data into company databases. They work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines by using their advanced multitasking skills in a variety of clinical research projects. They know how to complete administrative and application files. They work well with other specialists in a team environment to finish research duties within a given time-frame. However, they can also perform effectively on their own with minimal supervision. Clinical research specialists fill out forms, respect protocols, and adhere to consent forms as needed. They also provide support to research investigators and provide training to clinical research associates. They are familiar with clinical terminology and equipment operation. They are proficient with office applications to complete research reports, run calculations, and respond to research communications. They report their progress to the clinical research manager in their organization.
A high school diploma is necessary for this position. Previous years of work experience in a clinical research capacity can be helpful. Industry certifications are a plus.
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 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.
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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).
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