Drug Safety Associate Salary

Median pay for Drug Safety Associates in the United States is around $69K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While approximately one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Drug Safety Associates making up 76 percent. The majority of Drug Safety Associates claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$44,025 - $102,477
(Median)
$44K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,378
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$18.23 - $55.30
(Median)
$18
$35
$55
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,025 - $102,477  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,418  
Total Pay (?
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$40,869 - $113,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.23 - $55.30  
   
Overtime
$15.75 - $40.04  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,418  
   
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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$40,869 - $113,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Drug Safety Associate

Drug safety associates are responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks related to drug safety. They are in charge of reviewing and evaluating adverse events related to use of pharmaceutical drugs, serving as a point of contact for stakeholders on safety activities, and identifying safety signals. They are also in charge of answering questions from health workers, partners, and others, as well as ensuring compliance throughout the program with reporting requirements related to adverse events; this information must be passed along to entities such as relevant authorities, review boards, investigators, and drug producers. Drug safety associates typically work full time during regular business hours, but additional and/or alternative hours may be required depending on the needs of their organization and specific projects.

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Drug Safety Associate Tasks

  • Reconcile and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
  • Scan and store completed documents in appropriate locations.
  • Read source documents such as drug case data sheets, and enter data in specific data fields, using keyboards or scanners.

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Experience Affects Drug Safety Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 21%
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