Average Drug Safety Specialists in the United States make around $70K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Drug Safety Specialists (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,062 - $97,716
$48K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $70,299
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$48,062 - $97,716  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,281  
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$48,160 - $101,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$41.23  
   
Overtime
$51.50  
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Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,281  
   
Total Pay (?
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$48,160 - $101,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

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 $83K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Drug Safety Specialists bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $65K.

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Key Stats for Drug Safety Specialist

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 9%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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