Drug Safety Specialist Salary

Pay for Drug Safety Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $77K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Drug Safety Specialists. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Drug Safety Specialists making up 75 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$54,378 - $102,726
(Median)
$54K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,808
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$16.95 - $50.34
(Median)
$17
$30
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,378 - $102,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
Total Pay (?
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$50,420 - $108,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Hourly Rate
$16.95 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $59.99  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
   
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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$50,420 - $108,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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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Experience Affects Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

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 17 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 7%
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