Drug Safety Associate Salary

Drug Safety Associates in the United States take home an average $70K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Drug Safety Associates make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,941 - $100,710
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,870
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$18.03 - $55.23
(Median)
$18
$34
$55
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,941 - $100,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
Profit Sharing
$8,250  
Total Pay (?
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$41,501 - $109,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.03 - $55.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,250  
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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$41,501 - $109,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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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Drug Safety Associates report a focused set of job skills. Regulatory Compliance and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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Experience Affects Drug Safety Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Drug Safety Associate Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 11%

Clinical Research
up arrow 3%

National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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