Clinical Trial Assistant Salary

Earnings for Clinical Trial Assistants in the United States come in at around $51K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Trial Assistants making up 79 percent. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,913 - $76,156
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,504
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$13.26 - $33.68
(Median)
$13
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,913 - $76,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$31,021 - $76,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $33.68  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $53.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$31,021 - $76,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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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Clinical Trial Assistants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Clinical Research, Clinical Data, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Regulatory Compliance and Clinical Data as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Assistant Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 2%

Clinical Data
up arrow 7%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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