Drug Safety Specialist Salary

Drug Safety Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Drug Safety Specialists making up 79 percent. For the most part, Drug Safety Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,552 - $99,185
$49K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,484
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50%
90%

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$38.50 - $50.00
$42
MEDIAN: $42.32
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$0$101K
Salary $48,552 - $99,185
Bonus $195.74 - $8,886
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$49,270 - $101,782
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $42.32
Overtime $63.00
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $195.74 - $8,886
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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$49,270 - $101,782
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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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

Pay by Experience for a Drug Safety Specialist has a negative trend. An entry-level Drug Safety Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Drug Safety Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Drug Safety Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 11 salaries. A Drug Safety Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 5 salaries.

Drug Safety Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Drug Safety Specialist?

Drug Safety Specialist in Bethesda:
Pros: Flexible schedule, responsibility, variety.
Cons: Horrible manager, stressful, lots of work,

Drug Safety Specialist in Wilmington:
"Challenging rewarding position."
Pros: Autonomy.
Cons: Imbalance of workload/assignments.

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Key Stats for Drug Safety Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Late-Career
▼16%

Skills That Affect Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲3%

Regulatory Compliance
▲1%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%
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