Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Salary
The average Institutional Review Board Coordinator in the United States earns approximately $53K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Institutional Review Board Coordinators. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Institutional Review Board Coordinators make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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.Read More...
These coordinators may have to generate letters to investigators as to why their proposals were denied and what should be changed so that proposals comply with organizational policies/procedures and federal requirements. They also attend IRB meetings and take notes or minutes in order to create reports of the discussions involved, and some may also schedule meetings and arrange their venues.
Those in this position also decide which research projects and protocols need to be discussed, so it is important to understand all of the technical terminology involved in the work. They may occasionally need to speak up in meetings and remind panels of federal regulations and organizational policies. This role is important so that university policies and federal guidelines are followed and research subjects are treated in a fair manner, and this is usually a full-time position. IRB coordinators often work within a group of panel coordinators in order to conquer entire work-loads.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Tasks
- 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.
- Ensure that all operational priorities are aligned with mission and direction of OPRS/IRB;
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator
Pay by Experience for an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 10 salaries. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 5 salaries.
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