Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Salary

Institutional Review Board Coordinators in the United States take home approximately $46K annually on average. Earnings generally vary between $32K and $65K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the vast majority of Institutional Review Board Coordinators (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Institutional Review Board Coordinators. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,196 - $66,008
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$33K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,756
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$13.00 - $28.13
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,196 - $66,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,495  
Total Pay (?
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$32,496 - $64,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $28.13  
   
Overtime
$25.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,495  
   
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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$32,496 - $64,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator

Institutional review board (IRB) coordinators work primarily in university settings in departments which review proposed research projects, and also monitor current projects as they are conducted. There are often pre-established requirements that a research project must meet to gain authorization, and applications and consent forms must be completed in order to process these projects. IRB coordinators also guide researchers to compile the correct and complete documents to be submitted to the IRB panel.

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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Tasks

  • Organize and implement the IRB program to researchers, external researchers and sponsors.
  • Oversee the confidential institutional review and approval process of all research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare.
  • Ensure that all operational priorities are aligned with mission and direction of OPRS/IRB;
  • Provide oversight for the daily activities of the Office for the Protection of Research Subject (OPRS)/Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Provide advice and assistance to investigators regarding the procedural requirements of less complex IRB applications.

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Job skills reported by Institutional Review Board Coordinators are limited. Those who have experience with Regulatory Compliance, Research Analysis, and Clinical Research can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Clinical Research.

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Experience Affects Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$45,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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