The average Drug Safety Associate in the United States earns approximately $69K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Drug Safety Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Drug Safety Associates — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$45,226 - $103,033
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$45K
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MEDIAN: $69,079
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$17.88 - $51.35
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$18
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$51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,226 - $103,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,335  
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$43,921 - $108,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $51.35  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,335  
   
Total Pay (?
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$43,921 - $108,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Drug Safety Associate Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 24%

Clinical Research
up arrow 6%

National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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