A Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator earns an average salary of $49,697 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 steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$32,772 - $75,736
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$33K
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$76K
MEDIAN: $49,697
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$12.60 - $36.06
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$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,772 - $75,736  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,350  
Total Pay (?
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$30,992 - $76,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$29.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$30,992 - $76,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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.

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Experience Affects Clinical Trials Specialist / Research Coordinator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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