Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator Salary

A Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator earns an average salary of $49,816 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$31,250 - $78,297
$31K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,816
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$12.82 - $40.55
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MEDIAN: $22.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,250 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,350  
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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$30,730 - $79,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$29.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,350  
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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$30,730 - $79,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator?

Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator in Durham:
"Clinical Trials Specialist for a NC medical school."
Pros: There is a lot of training in my main department and patient care is always put first by the research personnel. I see constant upward mobility within the career path and opportunities for new research experience. My supervisors and principal investigators have have trust in me but are also available when I have questions. I feel like I'm making a difference and the patients / research participants are thankful for my efforts. The participants are often happy to enroll in research, even if only for altruistic reasons. I meet people who have made great strides in the scientific community and there is a lot of professional support in both education and administration.
Cons: People burn out quickly if they don't set a work-life-balance from the beginning. Even so, some principal investigators still show signs of "boundary issues." The key to success and job satisfaction is to only accept a position with a great manager. A bad manager will set you up for unfair work hours and unsafe study situations. There's a lot of turnover in this field. Even if the turnover is because someone got promoted, it typically leads to disorganized communications and withheld expectations. Save all communications, even if it's not study-related source documents, because turnover create confusion and displaced blame if something is not performed correctly. It's also difficult to get a raise without changing departments or companies. Few clinical research units promote regularly at my organization. If you work in a department that mostly produces sponsor-funded research, there may never be an opportunity to coauthor a paper.

Key Stats for Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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