Clinical Trial Assistant Salary

Clinical Trial Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $50K per year. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Women make up the vast majority of Clinical Trial Assistants (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Most Clinical Trial Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,562 - $70,634
$39K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,641
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50%
90%

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$14.91 - $28.71
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $22.19
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,562 - $70,634  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $8,967  
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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$35,909 - $71,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $28.71  
   
Overtime
$23.74 - $53.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.00 - $8,967  
   
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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$35,909 - $71,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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

  • 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.
  • Ensure adherence to safety protocols and standards.
  • Provide assistance for a variety of clinical trials, potentially across multiple sites.

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Many Clinical Trial Assistants advance their careers by becoming Clinical Research Associates, who report a slightly higher median income of $56K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Trial Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Clinical Trial Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲43%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$49,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Clinical Trial Assistant Salaries

Project Management
▲9%


National Average
$49,000

Clinical Data
▼7%

Regulatory Compliance
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 17%
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