Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Institutional Review Board Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $45K per year. Compensation ranges from $32K on the lower end to $64K per year on the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Institutional Review Board Coordinators is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,900 - $64,947
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,416
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$13.25 - $28.32
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$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,900 - $64,947  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
Total Pay (?
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$32,450 - $63,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $28.32  
   
Overtime
$19.33 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$32,450 - $63,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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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Institutional Review Board Coordinators usually report a few specific skills. Regulatory Compliance and Clinical Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Clinical Research.

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Experience Affects Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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