Average Clinical Research Nurse Salary

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The average salary for a Clinical Research Nurse is $70,864.
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$55k - $92k
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$52k - $93k

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Job Description for Clinical Research Nurse

Clinical Research Nurse Tasks
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement daily clinical procedures and schedules.
  • Collect samples and vitals, record data.
  • Answer questions from study subjects and sponsors.
  • Recruit, schedule, manage and educate subjects.

Job Satisfaction for Clinical Research Nurse

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Research Nurse

The top respondents for the job title Clinical Research Nurse are from the companies Indiana University (IU), Stanford University and Vanderbilt. Reported salaries are highest at Stanford University where the average pay is $105,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Indiana University (IU), earning around $75,137. Emory University pays the lowest at around $60,367. Vanderbilt also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,456.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Research Nurse

Skills in Oncology, Data Collection and Clinical Data Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phlebotomy and Clinical Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Research Nurse

An entry-level Clinical Research Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,074 based on 36 salaries. An early career Clinical Research Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,408 based on 206 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Research Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,803 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Clinical Research Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,074 based on 121 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,619.
Employees with Clinical Research Nurse in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 34.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (9.3% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (7.3% less) and Tampa, Florida (6.9% less).

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