Clinical Trial Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $51K per year. While career duration and the specific company impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. The vast majority of Clinical Trial Assistants (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,237 - $76,755
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$38K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,975
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$14.66 - $28.13
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$15
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,237 - $76,755  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $8,924  
Total Pay (?
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$34,314 - $74,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $28.13  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $53.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.67 - $8,924  
   
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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$34,314 - $74,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Clinical Trial Assistant

A clinical trial assistant is an administrative position which is employed primarily by universities and drug manufacturing companies. The trial assistant takes on tasks involving proper documentation of participants, disseminating necessary information, assisting researchers in setting up trials, and facilitating smooth progress of these studies and experiments.

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Clinical Trial Assistant Tasks

  • Ensure adherence to safety protocols and standards.
  • Provide assistance for a variety of clinical trials, potentially across multiple sites.
  • Gather and compile clinical research data, maintain trial databases, and perform routine clerical duties.
  • Disseminate clinical trial reports, protocol amendments, and other communications to relevant groups.

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A lot of Clinical Trial Assistants move on to become Clinical Research Associates, that group gets paid a slightly higher $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Assistant Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Clinical Research
0%

National Average
$49,000

Clinical Data
up arrow 7%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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