Drug Safety Specialist Salary

Drug Safety Specialists in the United States take home approximately $75K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Drug Safety Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,594 - $102,622
(Median)
$54K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,849
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$16.83 - $50.68
(Median)
$17
$29
$51
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$53,594 - $102,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
Total Pay (?
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$50,790 - $108,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,019  
   
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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$50,790 - $108,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Drug Safety Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Drug Safety Specialists make a median salary of $86K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $65K.

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Experience Affects Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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