Drug Safety Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $72K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Drug Safety Specialists (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Drug Safety Specialists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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National Salary Data (?
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$48,459 - $98,842  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,320  
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$47,484 - $103,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$41.23  
   
Overtime
$51.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$-0.49 - $8,320  
   
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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$47,484 - $103,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 $86K. Drug Safety Specialists see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $65K.

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Experience Affects Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Drug Safety Specialist Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 14%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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