Drug Safety Specialist Salary

Median pay for Drug Safety Specialists in the United States is around $71K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Drug Safety Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,062 - $98,228
$48K
$71K
$98K
MEDIAN: $70,944
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$28.49 - $43.10
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MEDIAN: $40.13
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,062 - $98,228  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,769  
Total Pay (?
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$48,072 - $101,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$40.13  
   
Overtime
$51.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,769  
   
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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$48,072 - $101,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Drug Safety Specialist

A drug safety specialist provides support for their organization related to drug safety. They are often responsible for creating and modifying medical reports to send to Food and Drug Administration, and these specialists may also help track drugs (including where they are shipped), perform auditing duties and provide demonstrations on safety regulations. Other duties the drug safety specialist may perform include reviewing information on serious adverse events and facilitating discussions as necessary on these events with health care workers and other relevant professionals, as well as determining reporting requirements on serious adverse events and preparing reports as needed. Drug safety specialists must help their organization maintain up-to-date databases on drug safety that are both relevant and easy to use, as well as work efficiently to meet all relevant deadlines.

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Drug Safety Specialist Tasks

  • Read, assess and organize all reports of adverse events.
  • Update and edit reports and databases or systems as needed.
  • Complete follow-up, research cases.
  • Enter data into databases and systems, create initial reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Drug Safety Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Drug Safety Specialist has a negative trend. An entry-level Drug Safety Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Drug Safety Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Drug Safety Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 11 salaries. A Drug Safety Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Drug Safety Specialist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Late-Career
▼11%

Skills That Affect Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲9%

Regulatory Compliance
▲6%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 15%
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