Drug Safety Specialist Salary

Pay for Drug Safety Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $75K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Drug Safety Specialists making up 74 percent. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to 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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$0$25$50$75
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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $85K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Drug Safety Specialists make a median salary of $86K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $65K by contrast.

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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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