Drug Safety Specialist Salary

Average Drug Safety Specialists in the United States make around $77K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Drug Safety Specialists making up 74 percent. Work is enjoyable for Drug Safety Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$54,248 - $102,793
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$54K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,074
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$16.83 - $50.68
(Median)
$17
$30
$51
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,248 - $102,793  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,155  
Total Pay (?
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$50,302 - $108,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $59.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,155  
   
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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$50,302 - $108,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Drug Safety Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 7%
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