Average Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Salary

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The average salary for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is $49,692.
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$37k - $67k
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$196 - $5k
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$35k - $66k

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Job Description for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Tasks
  • Handle and review clinical trial processes and ethics compliance.
  • Report side effects and safety findings from drug trials or testing.
  • Compile, organize and submit institutional review board documentation.
  • Obtain and maintain informed consent of research subjects or their guardians.
The top respondents for the job title Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) are from the companies Massachusetts General Hospital, Emory University and Medical College of Wisconsin. Reported salaries are highest at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center where the average pay is $60,036. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin, earning around $57,164 and $48,696, respectively. Massachusetts General Hospital pays the lowest at around $36,019. Johns Hopkins University and Emory University also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $39,748 and $47,974, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Skills in Regulatory Compliance and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Coordinating, Data Entry and Clinical Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

An entry-level Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,654 based on 422 salaries. An early career Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,698 based on 956 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,714 based on 394 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,166 based on 236 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,472.
Employees with Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (20.4% less), Houston, Texas (10.9% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6.8% less).

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